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Western Port Biosphere Pilot Report Card launched

23 June 2015

At the launch of the PDF icon Western Port Biosphere's Pilot Report Card, Mr Duncan Malcolm, Chair of the Western Port Biosphere Foundation, said “This Report Card has been an opportunity for us to work together as a region.  This is a Pilot Report Card showcasing what we are all doing to work towards sustainable development for the region.”

“The Western Port Biosphere Reserve is unique, encompassing five diverse local government areas and French Island.  Whilst recognising and valuing the differences and individuality of each council, across the whole there are values common to everyone” Mr Malcolm said.  “We have an opportunity to work together as a region to protect and conserve, while also fostering a vibrant economy and a rich social fabric.”  Representatives from Bass Coast Shire, Cardinia Shire Council, City of Casey, Frankston City Council and Mornington Peninsula Shire Council spoke at the launch about their sustainability initiatives. 

The Pilot Report Card provides a snapshot of how we are doing against environmental, social and economic indicators.  It is a step towards sharing the story of Western Port Biosphere, the region in which we all play a part in its health and sustainability.