22 September 2017
The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA is please to announce that the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA Annual Report 2016-17 was tabled in both houses of Parliament on Thursday 21 September 2017.
The report was presented to the Hon. Lisa Neville, Minister for Water on Friday 1 September 2017, in accordance with Section 19B of the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994.
The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA Annual Report 2016-17 outlines our performance for the financial year against the strategic targets outlined in our Corporate Plan and is an opportunity for us inform our key stakeholders about our progress, as well as highlight our achievements and challenges.
The report outlines the operations for the year with highlights including:
- Total revenue of $9 million secured
- 32 organisations signed on as partners to the Regional Catchment Strategy
- 6 events held to celebrate 30 years of Landcare involving close to 500 people
- $434,750 allocated to 65 projects led by Landcare and community groups through the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA Community Grants
- $1.6 million from the Victorian Government’s Our Catchments, Our Communities initiative allocated to four-year projects in Sunbury, Mornington Peninsula and Dandenong Creek
- 96 landholders contracted to plant over 558,000 trees in the Grow West and Greening the Maribyrnong project areas
- Relationships strengthened with the region’s Indigenous communities including the signing of a partnership agreement between the PPWCMA and the Wurundjeri Council
- 190 people attended a second ‘Knowledge Banquet’ and learning from John Thwaites, Gregory Andrews, Jon Faine, Tanya Ha, Rod Quantock and others
- Successful completion of the three-year, $3 million Dandenong Ranges Wildlife Recovery, Weed Management and Fuel Reduction Program
- Trials of innovative sustainable agriculture practices including variable fertiliser rates, insectaries for beneficial insects and pest management, compost under vines and bush food production.