News

Read the latest news from the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Authority.

16 June 2017
Fire is coming to the grasslands
Representatives of Wadawurrung, Wurundjeri Council and Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative gathered with the PPWCMA, Hume City Council, City of Melton and City of Greater Geelong to discuss burn activities...
14 June 2017
Learning about farm paddock trees on French Island
Farm paddock trees are an iconic image across our rural landscape, however many paddock trees are reaching senescence and there is very little recruitment of new trees. Grazing pressures, nutrient build...
14 June 2017
Could you be our next Environmental Projects Manager?
We are seeking an Environmental Projects Manager to lead a team of motivated and professional project coordinators to manage a number of environmental projects within our region. You’ll be responsible...
2 June 2017
Catchment Action Round Tables to be held across the region in August
Over the last six years the Port Phillip and Westernport CMA has been hosting Catchment Action Round Tables (CARTs) around the region. These workshops have built strong partnerships between Landcare groups...
31 May 2017
WiSA woman Lisa Brassington Award wins national award
Lisa Brassington, Land and Quality Manager at Peninsula Fresh Organics, received the prestigious Women in Horticulture award at the Women in Horticulture event - Hort Connections 2017 held in Adelaide...
29 May 2017
Aboriginal involvement in waterway management grows trust and healing
With a first glance at the photos below, you could be forgiven for thinking they are from ‘just another workshop’. But that is far from the reality. Actually, they are from an inspirational gathering...
24 May 2017
Nominations now open for Yarra4Life Coordination Committee
Get involved in your local environment, join the Yarra4Life Coordination Committee.
22 May 2017
WiSA group get hands dirty for soil health
The Port Phillip and Western Port Women in Sustainable Agriculture (WiSA) leadership group has provided women in our catchment, ongoing opportunities to develop, enhance and share their skills, knowledge,...
15 May 2017
Organisations get involved in indigenous cross cultural awareness
On Friday 5 May, the PPWCMA hosted an indigenous cross cultural training day in Bacchus Marsh with the Wurundjeri Land Council and Moorabool Shire Council. Participants heard about cultural practices,...
9 May 2017
Compost Under Vines Trial Results
On Friday 28th April, our Regional Landcare Facilitator Karen Thomas, alongside Westernport Catchment Landcare Network, ran the final compost under vine results day at Balnarring on the Mornington Peninsula. This...