News

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

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...
4 June 2020
New jobs to support sustainable agriculture
Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, Jaclyn Symes, announced on Wednesday 3 June that funding from the Victorian Government’s $50 million Agriculture Workforce Plan will go towards a number...
1 May 2020
Feral cat trapping on French Island yields promising results
Things are looking promising for threatened species on French Island after the eight-week feral cat cage trapping program undertaken by French Island Landcare has yielded positive results. A network...
20 March 2020
Compost under vine trial continues in the Macedon Ranges
The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA, in partnership with Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association, AORA, GrapeLinks and Veolia, is undertaking a three-year trial into the financial and environmental benefits...
16 March 2020
Supporting future NRM leaders
As a small conservation organisation we understand the value of providing these meaningful opportunities to students of natural resource management. It not only give the students a real taste for...
3 March 2020
Partnership agreement signed with Nillumbik 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...
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...