The GPCMN is funded by the Gippsland Lakes Environment Fund administered by East Gippsland Landcare. The Gippsland Lakes Ministerial Advisory Committee has been established by the Minister for Regional and Rural Development, Peter Ryan, and Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Ryan Smith to:
- Advise the Ministers on matters relating to the health of the Gippsland Lakes and improved decision-making on development within the Lakes region
- Prepare an environmental strategy that considers future development, tourism and fishing; planning processes, research and monitoring, education and community information
- Coordinate government agencies to implement the Strategy and foster better coordinated management of the Lakes
The Committee will oversee the expenditure of the $10 million Gippsland Lakes Environment Fund and will advocate to secure the future environmental condition of the Lakes.