We agree to work together, and ensure that our behaviour reflects the following values.
. We will take a visionary approach, provide leadership and be prepared to make difficult decisions.
. We will build relationships based on trust and sharing, considering the needs of future generations, and working together in a true partnership.
. We will engage all partners, including Indigenous communities, and ensure that partners have the capacity to be fully engaged.
. We will act with passion and decisiveness, taking the long-term view and aiming for stability in decision-making.
. We will take a Basin perspective and a non-partisan approach to Basin management.
Respect and honesty
. We will respect different views, respect each other and acknowledge the reality of each other's situation.
. We will act with integrity, openness and honesty, be fair and credible, and share knowledge and information.
. We will use resources equitably and respect the environment.
. We will accept reform where it is needed, be willing to change, and continuously improve our actions through a learning approach.
. We will choose practicable, long-term outcomes and select viable solutions to achieve these outcomes.
. We will share responsibility and accountability, and act responsibly, with fairness and justice.
. We will support each other through necessary change.
We agree, in a spirit ofpartnership, to use the following principles to guide our actions.
. We will manage catchments holistically; that is, decisions on the use of land, water and other environmental resources are made by considering the effect of that use on all those resources and on all people within the catchment.
. We will assign responsibilities and accountabilities.
. We will manage resources wisely, being accountable and reporting to our partners.
. We will clarify the outcomes sought.
. We will be open about how to achieve outcomes and what is expected from each partner.
. We will act to achieve agreed outcomes.
. We will learn from our successes and failures and continuously improve our actions.
. We will maximise the benefits and minimise the costs of actions.
. We will take account of the full range of costs and benefits, including economic,
environmental, social and off-site costs and benefits.
. We will make decisions at the most appropriate scale.
. We will make decisions on the best available information, and continuously improve knowledge.
. We will support the involvement of Indigenous people in decision-making, understanding the value of this involvement, and respecting the living knowledge of Indigenous people.
. We will learn from our failures and successes.
. We will learn from each other.