Get involved in Grow West!

27 October 2015

Grow West, one of Victoria’s largest revegetation projects, is seeking nominations from the community to join the Grow West Implementation Committee. Grow West has been operating for over 10 years in the upper Werribee River catchment near Bacchus Marsh and has achieved great success to date with over 1 million trees planted and close to 2,000 hectares of land revegetated. The Grow West Implementation Committee brings some community members together with representatives from the Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority (PPWCMA), Moorabool Shire Council, Melbourne Water, Southern Rural Water and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, to provide project direction and advice. PPWCMA’s Environmental Project Coordinator, Helena Lindorff, said, “Grow West is a collaborative project where the local community can work together with all levels of government, businesses and organisations to achieve widespread improvements to our landscapes.” “Being a part of the Grow West Implementation Committee is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in environmental restoration in the local area. Grow West has already made a huge difference in the Rowsley Valley, Pentland Hills and other local areas and has worked with many local farmers and landholders. We are looking for passionate community members to continue and build on this great work”, she said. Positions on the Grow West Implementation Committee are voluntary and are held for a three-year term. Committee meetings are held four times a year in Bacchus Marsh. If you are passionate about your local environment and want to make a difference, nominate for the Implementation Committee today and help create a better, greener future for Melbourne’s western landscapes. For more information visit www.growwest.com.au or phone 8781 7900. ENDS