Port Phillip & Westernport CMA Annual Report 2018-19

21 October 2019

The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA is pleased to present the its Annual Report for 2018-19.

The report was presented to the Hon. Lisa Neville, Minister for Water on Friday 30 August 2019, in accordance with Section 19B of the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994, and tabled in Parliament on Thursday 17 October 2019.

The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA Annual Report 2018-19 outlines our performance for the financial year against the strategic targets outlined in our Corporate Plan and is an opportunity for us inform our key stakeholders about our progress, as well as highlight our achievements and challenges.

2018-19 highlights

  • Total revenue of $4.6 million secured
  • 114 partnerships developed or maintained including:
  • A catchment partnership agreement with 17 organisations
    • 32 organisations signed on as Regional Catchment Strategy partners
    • Partnership agreements with the region’s three Registered Aboriginal Parties (Bunurong Land Council, Wurundjeri Tribe Council and Wadawurrung), as well as Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative
    • Agreements with Western Port Catchment Landcare Network, Bass Coast Landcare Network and Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network
  • 6,179 participants at 119 at engagement events including:
    • 800 at the Discover Dandenong Creek Festival
    • 300 environment sector representatives and volunteers at the Our City in Nature conference, delivered in partnership with DELWP, Melbourne Water, Parks Victoria and Agriculture Victoria
    • 190 at the 14th annual Grow West Community Planting Day
  • $166,040 provided to 47 Landcare and community environmental groups through the Victorian Landcare Grants 2018-19
  • 108,179 hectares treated to managed pest plants and animals, including 49,779 hectares to enhance the ecological condition of the Western Port and Port Phillip Bay (western shoreline) Ramsar sites
  • 221 hectares of new vegetation established, contributing to the establishment of new naturelinks
  • Two habitat restoration plans developed to protect and enhance habitat for the critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeater
  • 1,400 hectares of farm management plans developed through the Smart Farming for Western Port project
  • 66 plans developed or maintained including the Port Phillip and Western Port Regional Catchment Strategy, PPWCMA Indigenous Participation Plan and PPWCMA Diversity and Inclusion Plan
  • 100 percent of projects delivered on time and within budget
  • Female representation of 66 percent across the PPWCMA Board and staff.

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