Catchment Health & Water Quality

Catchment and Natural Resource Management

Yass Valley Council is wholly within the upper Murrumbidgee Catchment. The Yass River Catchment is the major sub-catchment in the Yass Valley Council area. Other sub-catchments that are partly within Yass Valley are the Burrinjuck Reservoir and Goodradigbee River catchments.

NSW Local Land Services (LLS) is responsible for delivering services that add value to local agricultural industries, enhance natural resources, protect industries from pests and disease and help communities respond to emergencies like flood, fire and drought. LLS covers the core activities previously performed by Catchment Management Authorities, Livestock Health and Pest Authorities, and parts of the NSW Department of Primary Industries. The Yass Valley LGA is located within the South East LLS Region. 

Local Land Services consult with local communities, including landholders and Aboriginal groups, to develop strategies for natural resource management in the region. Local Strategic Plans are being developed by SE LLS, however until these are finalized, existing Catchment Action Plans continue to apply. You can view the Catchment Action Plan for the South East Region at the website here

To contact the Yass Office of South East LLS, phone 02 6118 7700 or visit the office at 13 Mitchell St, Yass.

Yass Valley Council is working with a number of local and regional organisations such as the Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment Coordinating Committee and Landcare, as well as State and Federal departments including the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), and the Natural Heritage Trust.

Gully Erosion

Fact sheet