Local areas

Integration and partnerships in your local area

The 9 Local Areas in the Port Phillip and Western Port Regional Catchment Strategy put a focus on distinct areas of the region, and explain how the themes come together and interact in each place.

The purposes of the Local Areas section is to:

  • Recognise the significant differences between different parts of this large region
  • Break the Regional Catchment Strategy down to sub-regional level so it is more meaningful and useful for local residents and communities
  • Consider how many elements of natural resource management interact in each particular area
  • Enable the vision, knowledge and priorities of local communities to be highlighted
  • Promote the value of organisations and communities working together at local scale.

Each Local Area includes the following sections:

  • Overview of the community and environmental values of the area
  • Current condition of the environment and significant trends
  • Major challenges and drivers of change
  • Vision and targets for the future
  • Organisations that support the directions of this strategy
  • Priority projects that can help us move forward

Local Areas