Western Port Catchment Committee


The Western Port Catchment Committee (WPCC) is a community/agency liaison group with an interest in the sustainability of the Western Port catchment region. Originally established by the Port Phillip & Western Port Catchment Management Authority, the group has continued to meet independently since 2003. Now supported by the Biosphere Foundation and Melbourne Water, its secretariat is located at the Biosphere Foundation's office in Hastings.

The WPCC provides a networking forum to:

  • Promote an exchange of information and ideas between agencies, authorities and community.
  • Help identify new and emerging issues and contribute to problem solving processes.
  • Provide constructive feedback and comments on issues of local, regional and international importance.
  • Advocate, support and help facilitate programs for the protection and enhancement of the Western Port environment.
  • Assist Melbourne Water and the Port Phillip & Western Port Catchment Management Authority to identify priorities within the catchment.
  • Help initiate, facilitate, promote and maximize locally important on-ground projects.

For further information, please contact WPCC executive officer Ian Stevenson.

Agenda Thursday 17 October 2013

At the Port of Hastings Development Authority: 2/34 High Street Hastings (Compass Meeting Room).

The Authority has kindly offered to host our next meeting with a feature presentation on a theme of 'Container Expansion Update'. This will:

  • Introduce the Authority and anticipated planning activities
  • Provide an overview of community engagement opportunities
  • Provide an overview of upcoming geotechnical survey program
  • This is a valuable opportunity for the Western Port community to meet and understand some of the Port's strategic directions on these matters.

As this may be a popular event, I just ask you to provide me with a return email by Friday 11 October of your interest to attend. More details will follow.


Past presentations

Update on the Port of Hastings development planning.  Mike Lean, CEO, Port of Hastings Development Authority.  Download Presention October 2013

Deciding for the Coast – Federally funded project for the four Western Port councils re climate change planning issues, Greg Hunt, Executive Officer South-eastern Councils Climate Change Alliance, September 2011: Presentation, project summary

Westernport Green Wedge Management Plan and the release of the 2011 discussion paper, Lisa Brassington, Strategic Planner, Cardinia Shire Council, September 2011: Presentation, further information

Presentations from the Western Port Science Review. According to Prof Mick Keough, who coordinated the review, Western Port has been "off the radar" and there is much that we don't know.

Biodiversity Law Update, June 2010
Nicola Rivers EDO Policy and Law Reform Director

EPA – A Modern & Accountable Regulator?, April 2010
Cheryl Batagol, Chair EPA Victoria

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Meetings are held every two months from 9.30am–12.00pm at Balla Balla Community Centre, Casey Indoor Leisure Complex, 65 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne (Melway 134 B6). New faces welcome.

Free parking is available outside the centre, located to the west of the greater library/aquatic centre complex.