North Central, VIC
Environmental account submitted by North Central Catchment Management Authority in 2014.
The North Central CMA region covers 13% of Victoria and encompasses a diverse range of land types; from the foothill forests of the Great Dividing Range to the riverine plains and Murray River in the north. At the heart of the region is Bendigo, a city built on gold and one that is still experiencing rapid population growth. The region comprises four major river catchments – the Campaspe, Loddon, Avoca and Avon-Richardson. The climate is Mediterranean, with the upper catchments receiving around 1000 mm of rain a year, while the plains average less than 500 mm.
Major Townships: Bendigo, Maryborough, Castlemaine, Kyneton
Area: 29,200 km2
For more information visit North Central’s website at nccma.vic.gov.au
Native Vegetation, Rivers, Wetlands
This material was prepared as part of the Australian Regional Environmental Accounts ‘Proof of Concept’ Trial. The account and supporting information were accredited by a scientific committee following a Scientific Accreditation process. Accreditation results and supporting information should be taken into account when interpreting asset condition.