News

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

8 December 2017
An amazing birthday present for the Helmeted Honeyeater
Port Phillip & Westernport CMA, Trust For Nature and the Yarra4Life Coordination Committee were excited to give the Helmeted Honeyeater a very special birthday present today - 2.3 hectares of new...
8 December 2017
Actions and achievements of Victoria’s CMAs on show in new report
Victoria’s CMAs have showcased the role they play in protecting and enhancing the state’s land, water and biodiversity through the release of their 2016-17 Actions and Achievements Report. The Victorian...
7 December 2017
Pasture Cropping Field Day
On Wednesday 6th December 2017 a field day was held at Rowsley, west of Melbourne, to explore the outcomes of a pasture cropping trial that has been running in the area since 2015. The trial has been...
26 November 2017
New Landcare group created in Little River
After many years of great work, Corio Landcare Group and the Little River Improvement Group have decided to combine their efforts and become the Little River Community Landcare Group. Both organisations...
24 November 2017
$421,000 in community grants awards to Landcare and community groups
78 Landcare groups and networks and community organisations have received a share of $421,000 in funding undertake vital environmental projects in the Port Phillip and Western Port region. The funding...
17 November 2017
Indigenous Wetland and Shorebird Conservation Training wraps up for 2017
The Port Phillip and Westernport CMA has delivered another highly successful Indigenous Wetland and Shorebird Conservation training program. Delivered in partnership BirdLife Australia, the three-day...
12 November 2017
Women come together for National Agriculture Day
Women from across Mornington Peninsula’s agricultural industries came together today to celebrate Australia’s first National Agriculture and Related Industries Day (AgDay). AgDay is a national day...
1 November 2017
Ballan Farmer Discussion Group explores new grazing techniques
On Saturday 28th October, the Ballan Farmer Discussion Group met to discuss the use of pasture squares to assess the impact of grazing on pasture composition, biomass and cover. Participants learnt...
30 October 2017
Trial into native grasses as ground cover on orchard mid-rows continues
As part of a number of ongoing trials around improving farm management practices, Port Phillip and Westernport CMA's Regional Landcare Facilitator, Karen Thomas, has been working with Red Hill Cherry Farm...
23 October 2017
New interpretive signage at The Spit Wildlife Reserve
As part of the Ramsar Protection Program, we recently teamed up Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water and the Department of Land, Water and Planning to install new interpretive signage at The Spit Wildlife...