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Climate Smart Agricultural Development Project

The Climate Smart Agricultural Development in the Goulburn Broken project aims to generate and communicate specific long term data, information and strategic plans to enable the local government, land managers and agricultural sectors in the Goulburn Broken region to adapt to climate change. The project is funded through a Victorian State Government grant and participating local Councils.

Climate Smart Agricultural Development project is looking to identify the impacts of climate change on the agricultural landscapes of the Goulburn Broken region, and how these impacts (rainfall, temperature, flooding) in conjunction with sub regional soil types will affect the ideal production areas for 17 of the region’s most important commodities including fruit, cereals, pasture and vegetables.

CSAD is a partnership project between seven local governments and four other partner organisations in the Goulburn Broken Region. Key organisations involved in governing the project are:

• Benalla Rural City Council• Campaspe Shire Council • Department of Environment Land Water and Planning • Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority • Goulburn Broken Green House Alliance • Greater Shepparton City Council • Mansfield Shire Council • Moira Shire Council • Murrindindi Shire Council • Strathbogie Shire Council

A publicly available spatial modelling tool has been produced and it will assist landholders plan for their land's future production and inform Council's strategic planning processes.

To download you copy of the project summery or to use the spatial modelling tool use the link on the right of screen.