WHAT WE DO
NEWS AND EVENTS
Grow West Community Planting Day 2021
New date – Saturday 24th July
Green thumbs are invited to roll up their sleeves and help plant 4,000 native plants at Kel Shields Flora Reserve in Bacchus Marsh at the 15th annual Grow West Community Planting Day.
2021 Victorian Landcare Grants now open
The Victorian Government is providing $2.55 million funding to support Landcare and environmental volunteering groups and networks to protect, enhance, and restore our land and natural environment.
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