The project was to undertake a “social benchmarking study” for the North Central Catchment Management Authority and Coliban Water. The objective was to provide NCCMA and CW with information to better inform engagement with landowners.
The project employed a survey to gather spatially-referenced data from a random sample of landowners across the Upper Coliban Catchment. Approximately 1,300 landowners with properties >2ha within the Upper Coliban Catchment. With an expected 50% response rate, there should sufficient responses to provide reliable information for different landowner types (e.g. Full-time farmers, Part-time farmers, Hobby Farmers, Non-farmers).