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:
For further information, please contact WPCC executive officer Ian Stevenson.
9.30 -12.00, Koo Wee Rup Community Centre
Please note the different venue to usual. The KWR Community Centre is located in Rossiter Road Koo Wee Rup. Turn left into the car park about 500 metres past the hospital, opposite the road section between Sybella Avenue and Charles Street. Agenda:
Regional Catchment Strategy background
The new Port Phillip and Western Port Regional Catchment Strategy aims to protect the environmental assets that are the cornerstones of healthy and resilient ecosystems – native vegetation, native animals, waterways and wetlands, the hinterland, coasts and marine waters. The Strategy is designed to:
Members' announcements welcome. New faces welcome. Please contact Ian Stevenson for morning tea catering purposes, apologies or queries.
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
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
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).
Free parking is available outside the centre, located to the west of the greater library/aquatic centre complex.
© Mornington Peninsula & Western Port Biosphere Reserve Foundation Ltd 2013