News

Latest News and Media Releases from Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Authority.

10 February 2017
Walk, talk and learn with Joel Salatin at Tom’s Paddock
World-renowned American farmer, Joel Salatin, is heading to Glenburn for a not-to-be-missed presentation and farm walk on 24th February 2017. Joel Salatin is an ambassador for regenerative farming,...

8 February 2017
Community groups awarded funding to protect their local environment
The Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority (PPWCMA) has awarded grants totaling $184,000 for community groups to undertake environmental work in and around Melbourne and its hinterland. The...

16 January 2017
Four-legged friends enjoy Dog’s Breakfast!
Hobsons Bay City Council hosted another highly successful Dog’s Breakfast event in Altona on Saturday 14th January 2017.  Over 200 local residents and their four-legged friends enjoyed free micro-chipping,...

2 December 2016
Community groups awarded funding to protect their local environment
The Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority (PPWCMA) has awarded grants totaling $250,000 for 13 community groups as part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. The...

11 November 2016
Yarra4Life celebrates a decade of environmental achievement across the Yarra Valley
Yarra4Life, a project that aims to improve the quality of land, water and natural habitat in the Yarra Valley, has celebrated its tenth birthday with an event at ‘Tibooburra’ – a property whose owners...

10 November 2016
$300,000 to link landscapes on the Mornington Peninsula
The Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority (PPWCMA) has announced an allocation of $300,000 over 4 years to the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network as part of the Victorian Government’s...

12 October 2016
Celebrating 30 Years of Landcare!
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Landcare in Victoria. To celebrate this significant milestone, the Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority, with funding from the Victorian...

23 September 2016
Native vegetation insectariums cause a buzz amongst landholders
Last week, our Regional Landcare Facilitator, Karen Thomas, hosted three native vegetation insectarium workshops across the region. Over 70 landholders and industry representatives attended. The groups...

16 September 2016
Official Launch of Aboriginal Participation Guidelines
On 15th September 2016, the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA were proud to host the launch of the Aboriginal Participation Guidelines, with the Wurundjeri Tribe Land Cultural Heritage Council. The...

12 September 2016
Local women share passion for sustainable agriculture
Sixteen women, all passionate about sustainable agriculture, had the opportunity to develop their leadership and communication skills at a two day workshop held in Olinda last week. The workshop was...