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 5.1 Northern region overview
Table 5.1.1 International Association for Public Participation’s Public Participation Spectrum categories and participation goals1
 IAP2 level
  Engagement goal
 Provide balanced and objective information to assist understanding, alternatives, opportunities and/or solutions
   Obtain feedback on analysis, alternatives and/or decisions
 Work directly throughout a process to ensure that concerns and aspirations are consistently understood and considered
  Partner in each aspect of the decision including the development of alternatives and the identification of the preferred solution
   Place final decision making in the hands of the stakeholder
  1 The VEWH has the permission of the International Association for Public Participation to reproduce the IAP2 Spectrum.
Table 5.1.2 shows the partners, stakeholder organisations and individuals with which Goulburn Broken, North Central, North East and Mallee CMAs engaged when preparing seasonal watering proposals. This includes engagement conducted as part of developing the seasonal watering proposals as well as engagement during the preparation
of key foundational documents that directly informed the proposals. VEWH staff were also consulted for operational information as part of the development of all annual seasonal watering proposals by CMAs.
The table also shows the level of engagement between Goulburn Broken, North Central, North East and Mallee CMAs and stakeholders of the environmental watering program in the northern region based on the CMAs’ interpretation of the IAP2 Spectrum. The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment also undertakes engagement in the development of the seasonal watering proposal for Barmah-Millewa in NSW, which is not included in Table 5.1.2.
The level of engagement differs between organisations and between systems, depending on the availability, capacity or interest of stakeholders to participate, roles and responsibilities of organisations in managing a site or system, and potential interaction of proposed watering with other activities on the waterway. For example, Moira Shire Council is one of two land managers for Kinnairds Wetland in the Goulburn and Broken wetlands systems, so Goulburn Broken CMA engages with them at a higher level than it does for other local councils in areas that receive environmental flows but do not have direct responsibilities.
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