News

Read the latest news from the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Authority.

12 April 2019
Our City in Nature: exploring Melbourne’s relationship with its flora and fauna
Will our great grandchildren get to experience great wildlife in and around Melbourne? What does the future hold for our native habitat? What is being done to boost the number of parks and help connect...
9 April 2019
Managing feral pigs on Quail Island
Feral pigs are a major environmental pest species that wreak havoc on Australia’s fragile landscapes.  Last week, PPWCMA's Environmental Projects Coordinator, Andrew Morrison, visited Quail Island near...
1 April 2019
Bushfire recovery resources – Bunyip State Park fires
As we move into the recovery phase following the Bunyip State Park bushfires in February, there’s a lot of useful information relating to land management recovery. The links below contain a number...
30 March 2019
Adopting variable fertiliser rates in grain production
The PPWCMA, Precision Agriculture and Balliang Food and Fibre Group recently ran a field day for cereal growers in the west of the Port Phillip and Western Port region. The focus of the event was the results...
6 March 2019
Strawberry Springs wins National Biosecurity Award
Last night, Yarra Valley strawberry grower, Luciano Corallo, from Strawberry Springs in Millgrove, was the recipient of the National Farm Biosecurity Producer of the Year Award, presented at the 2019 Australian...
1 March 2019
PPWCMA and Mornington Peninsula Landcare network sign partnership agreement
The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA was excited to sign a formal partnership agreement with the Mornington Peninsula Landcare Network in late February. The agreement outines both organisations'...
16 January 2019
Vigilance encouraged as Queensland Fruit Fly season hits
Queensland Fruit Fly season is upon us so it’s important that all of us, from tourist to home gardener to commercial producer, are vigilant about our fruit handling to prevent an outbreak. If you...
20 December 2018
Partnership agreement signed with Bunurong Land Council
The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA is proud to have recently signed a formal partnership agreement with the Bunurong Land Council. PPWCMA Board and staff joined Bunurong Land Council CEO Dan Turnbull...
3 December 2018
New staff and a new strategy for the catchment
There have been some recent staff changes here at the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA with new team members filling a number of roles, including the Regional Catchment Strategy Coordinator position. Ian...
23 November 2018
Traditional Owners graduate from conservation course
Six Indigenous Victorians received their Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management this week as part of a training program aimed at supporting Traditional Owners to strengthen their cultural...