News

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

11 December 2019
Working together to protect Phillip Island’s wetlands
As part of the new Two Great Ramsar Wetlands project, the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA will soon be partnering with Phillip Island Nature Parks to help protect and enhance the ecological values...
PPWCMA partnership agreement signing with Middle Yarra Landcare Network
9 December 2019
Partnership agreement signed with Middle Yarra Landcare Network
Landcare groups are the heart of our community, working to protect the natural assets on their properties and in their local district, and Landcare networks help nearby groups learn from and support each...
28 November 2019
Reconnecting landscapes on the Mornington Peninsula
The Mornington Peninsula is home to many important and vulnerable species, such as the Powerful owls and Swamp Skint. However, weed invasion, predation by feral cats foxes and vegetation clearing threatens...
27 November 2019
Landcare facilitators learning together
This week the Port Phillip and Westernport CMA delivered two days of training in the Moorabool and Werribee catchments for the region's Landcare facilitators, as part of a series of training events supported...
17 November 2019
Protecting threatened species from the Peaks to the Plains
The granitic peaks of the You Yang Ranges and surrounding low lying grasslands of the Werribee Plains are some of Victoria’s most ecologically significant landscapes. The continual impacts of invasive...
29 October 2019
The PPWCMA helps kids teach kids
The 2019 Melbourne Water Kids Teaching Kids conference kicked off today and the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA is proud to support two schools - Point Cook P-9 College and St...
25 October 2019
Protecting Victoria’s Ramsar Wetlands
The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA’s Ramsar Protection Program Coordinator, Andrew Morrison, recently attended a statewide Ramsar site coordinators meeting in Bairnsdale. Hosted by East Gippsland...
21 October 2019
Port Phillip & Westernport CMA Annual Report 2018-19
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...
Greening the West partnerd accepting award
16 October 2019
Premier’s Sustainability Award for Greening the West – 1 Million Trees Project
On Thursday 10 October 2019, the Greening the West – 1 Million Trees project was awarded a Victorian Premier's Sustainability Award 2019 for its ambitious efforts to plant more than one million trees...
14 October 2019
Preying on pasture pest insects the IPM way
On Wednesday 9th October 2019, the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA and Western Port Catchment Landcare Network ran an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) introductory workshop for local grazing farmers...