WHAT WE DO
NEWS AND EVENTS
Have your say on the Regional Catchment Strategy
Over the past few months, the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA has been working with various stakeholders to develop the draft Port Phillip and Western Port Regional Catchment Strategy 2021-27 and it is now ready for your feedback.
Grow West Community Planting Day cancelled
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of the annual Grow West Community Planting Day on Saturday 25 July. We are so sad to have had to cancel this wonderful event for the second year.
Melbourne Water integration update
In February, the Victorian Government announced that the PPWCMA will be integrated into Melbourne Water from 1 January 2022. Over the last few months, staff at PPWCMA and Melbourne Water have been working with DELWP to plan for the transition.
Regional Catchment Strategy
The Regional Catchment Strategy (RCS) is the main strategic framework for land, water and biodiversity management in the Port Phillip and Western Port region. It identifies what needs to be done to protect and enhance our natural resources and the environment.
Ramsar Protection Program
The Ramsar Protection Program aims to improve the ecological values of Western Port and Port Phillip Bay’s western shoreline, both internationally significant wetlands under the Ramsar Convention through on-ground works and community awareness.
Greening The Maribyrnong
Greening the Maribyrnong works to revitalise the degraded escarpments of the Maribyrnong Valley through weed pest control and the revegetation of native habitat, with the long-term goal of establishing a naturelink from the Macedon Ranges to inner Melbourne.
One of Australia’s most ambitious landscape restoration programs, Grow West works to rejuvenate 10,000ha across Melbourne’s west.
Yarra4Life is a major environmental program that connects ecosystems and people to improve habitat for threatened species the Yarra Valley.
Living Links is an urban nature program that’s helping people to connect with nature by creating a web of green spaces across Melbourne’s south-east.
The Port Phillip region is home to 5 million people (75% of Victoria’s population) and encompasses the densely populated urban Melbourne, sprawling outer city suburbs, growth centres on the urban fringe, and vast and diverse hinterlands. It’s boasts some of Victoria’s most productive farming lands and diverse natural ecosystems.
Rivers and creeks
Landcare and community environmental groups
National, state and marine parks