The Victorian Government committed to preparing a Monitoring and Reporting Framework (MRF) for the MSA Program to ensure compliance with the endorsed program and the conditions of the Commonwealth approvals.

The MRF provides the framework for monitoring and reporting on progress in achieving the MSA Program's outputs and outcomes. It provides for an adaptive management approach that enables improvements to be made to the program's implementation where necessary, and to ensure the outputs and outcomes are achieved.

The framework is underpinned by two key technical documents – the Technical Protocol for Program Outputs and the Technical Protocol for Program Outcomes. These set out the objectives of the program is a clear, measurable way, and set standards for the consistent collection of data.

Progress reports are produced annually against the Program Outputs, and five-yearly against the Program Outcomes. Click here for more information on progress reporting.

Quality Assessment Metrics

Quality Assessment Metrics have been developed to help DELWP determine the overall quality of the vegetation communities by combining several measurable on-ground variables into a single value.

The Quality Assessment Metrics have been designed to help make sense of changes among the multiple Key Performance Indicators for each community, as identified in the MRF.

More information

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Page last updated: 13/05/21