Good governance ensures accountability and transparency. We’re required to list certain items on our website to meet government legislation. This includes the Statement of Obligations and Protected Disclosure Procedure.

Protected disclosure procedure

We are required to establish and publish procedures under section 58 of the Protected Disclosures Act 2012. These procedures must be readily available both to members of the public and our staff. The purpose of the Act is to encourage and help those making disclosures of improper conduct and detrimental action by public officers and public bodies. It does this by providing certain protections for people who make a disclosure, or those who may suffer detrimental action in reprisal for making a disclosure.

An essential component of this protection is to ensure that information connected to a protected disclosure, including the identity of a discloser and the contents of the disclosure are kept strictly confidential.

We pride ourselves on behaving in an open and transparent manner, however if you have a complaint about how we have conducted ourselves, we encourage you to make a protected disclosure. You can do this by following our Protected Disclosure Procedure.

Statement of obligations

These statements are required under the Water Act and the Catchment and Land Protection Act and outline our obligations as a catchment management authority.

You can download a copy of the CaLP Act statements of obligations or the Water Act statement of obligations.

Procurement Complaints

To lodge a complaint regarding an aspect of the WGCMA procurement process, write to:

Chief Financial Officer
PO Box 1374, Traralgon Vic 3844

Or via email to

Complaints will be managed in a consistent, fair and transparent manner in accordance with the process.

By-law number 3

This by-law relates to floodplain work we do to protect lives and property. You can download a copy of the by-law for more information.

Conflict of Interest Policy (including gifts and benefits)

The Conflict of Interest policy outlines how our staff handle conflicts of interest (real or perceived) including gifts and benefits.

We’re required to list our gift and benefit register over for the last two years, they are listed below.

2021-22 gift register (pdf)

2020-21 gift register (pdf)