21 September 2018
The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA is pleased to present the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA Annual Report 2017-18.
The report was presented to the Hon. Lisa Neville, Minister for Water on Friday 31 August 2018, in accordance with Section 19B of the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994, and tabled in Parliament on Thursday 20 September 2018.
The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA Annual Report 2017-18 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.
The report outlines the operations for the year with highlights including:
- Total revenue of $5.6 million secured
- 32 organisations signed on as partners to the Regional Catchment Strategy
- Successful completion of all projects funded through the National Landcare Program and the PPWCMA was appointed as the region’s service provider for the Regional Land Partnerships Program
- Formal partnership agreements signed with the Bass Coast Landcare Network and the Western Port Catchment Landcare Network
- $421,033 allocated to 77 projects led by Landcare and community groups through the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA Community Grants
- Over 740 hectares of practice change reported as a direct result of trial and demonstration sites undertaken by the Regional Landcare Facilitator
- 561,000 trees planted at 92 sites as part of the Greening the West – 1 Million Trees initiative
- Close to 9000 attendees at events hosted by the PPWCMA (solely or in partnership with other organisations) including the 13th Grow West Community Planting Day and inaugural Discover Dandenong Creek Festival
- 3 hectares of land (officially named Burrungma Biik by Wurundjeri Elders) purchased through Yarra4Life with funding from the Victorian Government, Australian Government and Trust for Nature and now part of Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve
- 312 people (102 Indigenous) participated in 36 events aimed at improving Indigenous cultural awareness and understanding
- Traditional burning techniques (cool burns) used as a land management tool on 79 hectares of land in Sunbury and Melton
- PPWCMA Indigenous Participation Plan and Diversity and Inclusion Plan adopted