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

21 September 2018
Port Phillip & Westernport CMA Annual Report 2017-18
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...
1 September 2018
Wildlife monitoring aids feral cat eradication on French Island
Wildlife monitoring has commenced on French Island as part of project to eradicate feral cats from the Island. This work aims to establish the ‘baseline’ activity of feral cats and native wildlife...
20 July 2018
Congratulations to Victorian Landcare Grants 2018-19 recipients
On Thursday 19 July 2018, Minister for Environment Lily D'Ambrosio announced the successful recipients of the Victorian Landcare Grants 2018-19. Funding was provided to 363 Landcare and community environmental...
18 July 2018
National Landcare Conference Attendance Subsidy
The Port Phillip and Westernport CMA, with the support of the Victorian Landcare Program, is offering 5 x $1,000 subsidies to assist Landcare and other community-based NRM group members in the region attend...
24 May 2018
Collaborating for healthy waterways
The Healthy Waterways Strategy (HWS) draft is almost ready for release to the public. Its priorities are big and it proposes ambitious targets. Many people and organisations will need to collaborate to...
8 May 2018
Victorian Landcare Grants 2018-19 now open
The Victorian Government is providing funding to support community-based natural resource management (NRM) groups and networks undertaking on-ground works, education and capacity building projects to protect...
26 April 2018
Direct seeding takes hold
In 2017, the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA used the direct seeding method to deliver some the out the Greening the West project outcomes. At a site near Deep Creek, the PPWCMA provided the landholder...
12 April 2018
Vic Catchments and Landcare Victoria Inc sign Memorandum of Understanding
On Thursday 12th April 2018, Mr Terry Hubbard, the chair of Landcare Victoria Inc., and Dr Peter Veenker, the chair of Vic Catchments, signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations...
28 March 2018
Twenty-five rainbow lorikeets killed by one fruit net
Today Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) shared news of 25 rainbow lorikeets that were killed by a single fruit-tree net on a property in the Melbourne metro area. As a result, DELWP...
21 February 2018
Is your Landcare group achieving its full potential?
Landcare groups around Australia are finding ways to re-excite their members and grow their numbers by answering the question “how could we become the kind of group we’d seek out and love to be part...