News

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

24 May 2018
Collaborating for healthy waterways
The Healthy Waterways Strategy (HWS) draft is almost ready for release to the public. Its priorities are big and it proposes ambitious targets. Many people and organisations will need to collaborate to...
8 May 2018
Victorian Landcare Grants 2018-19 now open
The Victorian Government is providing funding to support community-based natural resource management (NRM) groups and networks undertaking on-ground works, education and capacity building projects to protect...
26 April 2018
Direct seeding takes hold
In 2017, the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA used the direct seeding method to deliver some the out the Greening the West project outcomes. At a site near Deep Creek, the PPWCMA provided the landholder...
12 April 2018
Vic Catchments and Landcare Victoria Inc sign Memorandum of Understanding
On Thursday 12th April 2018, Mr Terry Hubbard, the chair of Landcare Victoria Inc., and Dr Peter Veenker, the chair of Vic Catchments, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations...
28 March 2018
Twenty-five rainbow lorikeets killed by one fruit net
Today Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) shared news of 25 rainbow lorikeets that were killed by a single fruit-tree net on a property in the Melbourne metro area. As a result, DELWP...
21 February 2018
Is your Landcare group achieving its full potential?
Landcare groups around Australia are finding ways to re-excite their members and grow their numbers by answering the question “how could we become the kind of group we’d seek out and love to be part...
15 February 2018
First meeting for new Landcare Group
The Little River Community Landcare had its first meeting as a newly formed Landcare group on Tuesday 6th February at Little River Hall. The new Landcare logo for the group was revealed with a membership...
23 January 2018
Celebrating our wonderful wetlands
Wetlands are an essential part of our natural environment. They're not only important feeding grounds and nurseries for land, marine and freshwater animals, but urban wetlands help to prevent flooding,...
22 January 2018
Gardens flourish for wildlife
Residents and conservation groups in Melbourne's east and south-east are part of a growing movement to create gardens for wildlife. ‘Gardens for Wildlife’ is a vision and a network of groups encouraging...
13 January 2018
Keep Port Phillip and Western Port Queensland Fruit Fly free
Queensland Fruit Fly (QFF) is a major pest. It attacks a wide range of fruit and vegetables and can have a devastating impact on local and international horticultural industries. The Port Phillip and...