Port Phillip and Western Port Catchment Condition Report
As part of the development of it’s 2017-18 Annual Report and their responsibility under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 to submit a report on the condition and management of land and water resources in its region, the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA compiled a catchment condition report, which was released in September 2018.
The report provides a snapshot of some aspects of the environmental condition of the Port Phillip and Western Port region – the state of its biodiversity, waterways, land, coast, bays and community stewardship.
The catchment condition report is extracted from the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA Annual Report 2016-17. To view the full Annual Report go to www.ppwcma.vic.gov.au/news/publications.
Victorian Catchment Management Council 2017 Catchment Condition and Management Report
The Victorian Catchment Management Council (VCMC)’s fifth Catchment Condition and Management Report represents 20 years of reporting at five-yearly intervals about our catchments. Recognising this milestone, this report presents both an assessment of catchment condition, based on information available over the last five years, as well as an assessment of 20 years of trends in catchment condition and management.
For the first time, VCMC looked beyond just statewide condition reporting and presented regional reports, done in collaboration with CMAs, Melbourne Water, and their regional partners. A consistent set of five themes form the basis of this reporting: land, water, biodiversity, coasts and community.