News

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

5 November 2020
Work crews hit the ground
The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA's six Agricultural and Environmental Works Crews are now on the ground and kicked off this week across the Port Phillip and Western Port region. The...
14 October 2020
Pest management trial yields positive results
On 7th October 2020, the Port Phillip and Westernport CMA and the Western Port Catchment Landcare Network ran a preliminary results day on the demonstration site as part of the Preying on Insects the...
Close up image of beaded glasswort
9 October 2020
Saving saltmarsh at The Spit
The Port Phillip and Western Port region is home to three Ramsar wetlands, listed as internationally significant under Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. The Spit Nature Conservation...
5 October 2020
New funding to restore fisheries habitats
The Australian Government is investing $8 million in 28 projects across the country under the Fisheries Habitat Restoration Program to assist in restoring the health and functionality of coastal and estuarine...
5 October 2020
New funding to protect French Island’s wildlife
French Island is set to become a haven for threatened species with the Australian Government announcing last week that $335,000 in funding from the Environmental Restoration Fund will be contributed towards...
24 September 2020
Eco anxiety and environmental volunteering
The bushfires of 2019-20 have overshadowed our recent summers and have had an enormous impact on environmental volunteers, who dedicate their time to its protection, and bring out stress and anxiety about...
14 September 2020
Protecting and connecting species on the Mornington Peninsula
Over the last four years, the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA has been working with Mornington Peninsula Shire, Parks Victoria, Trust for Nature and Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation to...
4 September 2020
47 new jobs to help deliver PPWCMA projects
47 new jobs are on offer to help deliver PPWCMA projects funded by the Victorian Government’s Working for Victoria initiative. The following positions are being advertised and shortlisted...
4 September 2020
Avian Influenza outbreaks
Golden Plains Shire, on the cusp of our region, has had two outbreaks of high pathogenic H7N7 avian influenza, and a third farm has had an outbreak of the low pathogenic strain H5N2 and tracing investigations...
22 June 2020
Farmers and schools sought for Farms2Schools program
The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA is calling on farmers and schools in the region to express their interest in participating in this new education initiative. Farms2Schools is an innovative program...