This project began in 2006 with community consultation and technical analysis of the feasibility of the plan to contain salinity in the Upper Hay sub catchment. The Upper Hay Catchment Plan is a community developed action plan that compliments the WINRAP by providing the strategic direction for implementation and coordination of activities that will contain salinity and improve the health of the catchment landscape and water quality of the Wilson Inlet, its waterways and associated wetlands.This catchment plan represents only one step in a longer term vision for the catchment. Key areas will be tackled to give landholders an accelerated start for implementation of works to tackle nutrient, salinity, soil and biodiversity issues. This plan will establish participative R&D sites to look at key soil health and nutrient management issues with a view to driving practice change. It will also develop long term farm business plans that will be fully costed and based on the latest soil, hydrological and nutrient management information. The aim is to have a long term plan that can be implemented by the landholder over a realistic time frame. In summary the total works that are proposed are spread over approximately 45,000 ha. The total proposed works are shown in the table below. All these actions will compliment the 466 ha of native revegetation and 8923 ha of existing farm forestry in the Upper Hay subcatchment. Over $993,000 of funding has been received to implement the project until Oct 2009. Of this funding over $829,000 has been spent on on-ground works.