Land policy context


Victoria’s new 10-year Strategy for Agriculture emphasises building resilience including to our changing climate and digital agriculture. It is structured around the following five themes:

  • Recover from the impacts of drought, bushfires and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and become an engine of growth for the rest of the economy. Including a commitment to; Support farmers with information and tools to build resilience.
  • Grow the value and output of agriculture through increased exports, investment, greater diversification and new products.
  • Modernise Victorian agriculture through innovation, investment and future skills. Including commitments to; Increase the adoption of new, effective and fit for purpose technology and Deliver the agriculture skills of the future.
  • Protect and enhance the future of agriculture by ensuring it is well-placed to respond to climate change, pests, weeds, disease and increased resource scarcity. Including a commitment to; Ensure Victorian agriculture is well placed to manage climate risk and continues to be productive and profitable under a changed climate.
  • Promote and build confidence in the sector to international markets and the community.

Digital Agriculture Strategy, Agriculture Victoria

Agriculture Victoria’s Digital Agriculture Strategy outlines the Victorian Government’s
plan to support Victorian farmers harness digital technologies to build a more efficient, sustainable and productive agriculture sector in Victoria.

Loddon Campaspe Irrigation Region, Land and Water Management Plan

Over the past two years the North Central CMA has been working with regional stakeholders to renew the Land and Water Management Plan (LWMP) for the Loddon Campaspe Irrigation Region (LCIR) for 2020-30. This important plan provides an up-to-date road-map for public and private investment in sustainable irrigation works and measures on private land that holds an irrigation water licence. At the time of writing, the LWMP is awaiting final endorsement. Key directions have informed the Land theme and Irrigated Riverine Local Area.

North Central Victoria Regional Sustainable Agriculture Strategy

The Regional Sustainable Agricultural Strategy is a high level strategy that suggests moving towards greater adoption of sustainable agriculture will require land managers to collectively reconsider current practices. 

North Central Victoria Soil Health Action Plan

The North Central Victoria Soil Health Action Plan provides a rationale and framework for delivering soil health outcomes across the region.