The Yarra Yarra Catchment Management Group (YYCMG) is a community-based, working group concerned with natural resources in the region. The Yarra Yarra is one of four sub-regions in the Northern Agricultural Region (NAR). The other regions are Greenough, Moore River and West Midlands, shown in the accompanying map. Landcare activities in the NAR are coordinated by the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC).
The main office of the YYCMG is in Perenjori, with a branch office in Kalannie. We are interested in issues relating to natural resource management, such as rehabitating drainage lines, revegetation, saltland pasture, or sustainable farming practices.
The YYCMG developed a strategy and action plan in March 1997. The purpose of this strategy was to determine actions that would provide a sustainable future for our lifestyle, economic viability and natural environment. The strategy is applied on a whole-of-region basis, constantly involving all the community in the process of communications, decision making, planning and implementation. The YYCMG have been working towards the goals and targets set in this strategy since then.
Note that the boundaries of the NACC subregion do not coincide exactly with those of the Yarra Yarra catchment. The southern and southeastern margins, in fact, follow the Dalwallinu shire boundary, and the Dalwallinu townsite, which is actually part of the Avon catchment, is included in the Yarra Yarra NRM subregion. The Burakin district, south of Kalannie, is hydrologically attached to the Yarra Yarra catchment, but is excluded from the NACC-administered region. Anomalies such as these have been the cause some unresolved jurisdictional disputes.
Please contact the Perenjori office if you would like a copy of the strategy.