Our Region, Our Environment, Our Future.
State Government Victoria
The Regional Catchment Strategy for the Port Phillip & Western Port region

Welcome to the Port Phillip & Western Port Regional Catchment Strategy

This strategy aims to strengthen the health and resilience of our region’s natural environment. 

To do this, the strategy:

  • Defines environmental assets that underpin healthy and resilient ecosystems
  • Assesses their current condition
  • Describes measurable targets for their future condition, bearing in mind the potential for future climate change
  • Shows which organisations are leading the pursuit of each target
  • Provides maps and information to help Government organisations, Councils and communities work together to plan and undertake action to achieve the targets, monitor and measure success, learn and adapt. 

This strategy was developed with Victorian Government organisations, Councils and many other organisations, community groups and individuals including:

  • Region-wide agencies:  Melbourne Water, Parks Victoria, Environment Protection Authority, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority
  • The Councils of Casey, Whittlesea, Hume, Moonee Valley, Hobson's Bay, Manningham, Brimbank, Greater Geelong, Mitchell, Moorabool, Mornington Peninsula, Nillumbik
  • Phillip Island Nature Parks, Crib Point Stony Point Crown Land Reserve Committee of Management, Wurundjeri people and Boon Wurrung people.


Latest News!


Victoria's Catchment Management Authorities have released a Victorian climate change adaptation priority statement.  Read about these key priorities here.



More organisations are encouraged to take leadership roles in this strategy.  Contact the Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority to discuss.  Being part of the Regional Catchment Strategy literally puts your organisation 'on the map'.



The Regional Catchment Strategy Summary can now be downloaded here.



Partner organisations came together to create a video about the Regional Catchment Strategy. See this video here