Prospectus

DRAFT

Become a partner organisation

There are many projects across this complex region that, if funded and implemented, can contribute to achieving the Regional Catchment Strategy’s visions and targets. The map and table below list project proposals considered by organisations and communities of the region to be priorities, and that can individually and collectively contribute to achieving the targets.

The Prospectus is akin to a ‘stakeholder billboard’ on which organisations summarise their most important, desirable, practical and/or innovative project proposals. It is a starting point from which:

  • Stakeholders can build a case for funding from within their own organisations (eg. within annual Council budgeting processes) by showing that the project is aligning with regional, state and/or national priorities
  • Stakeholders can identify similar or complementary project ideas listed by other organisations and then make a connection and potentially expand or merge their proposals
  • Stakeholders can further develop their proposals when suitable funding opportunities emerge
  • Potential investors from the public, private or philanthropy sectors can efficiently browse project ideas across the region (and the connection of each to themes, areas, investment priorities) and identify those they wish to pursue by following up with the project proponent and partners
  • Organisations such as Melbourne Water (as the Regional Catchment Strategy coordinator) and/or others can sort the list when a new funding opportunity emerges and create a ‘short list’ of ideas that meet the funding criteria and can be further developed and promoted.

How to use the Prospectus

On the map, each dot represents a project. Click on any dot to see the project title and select ‘More info’ to go to the project summary.

In the table below, the projects can be sorted by clicking on any of the table headings, or searched by key words. Click on any project title to go to a more detailed description.

Organisations can propose a priority project which may be added to this Prospectus.

Project titlePrimary ThemePrimary Local AreaLead organisationRelevant Registered Aboriginal PartyProject scaleInvestor opportunities start fromRelevant Biodiversity 2037 priorityRelevant National Landcare Program priority
Healesville to Phillip Island Nature LinkNative vegetationCasey, Cardinia & Baw BawHPNL Inc.Bunurong
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Landscape$$ (tens of thousands)RevegetationSoil, biodiversity and vegetation
Cardinia Creek catchment enhancementNative vegetationCasey, Cardinia & Baw BawSouthern Ranges Environment AllianceBunurongLandscape$$ (tens of thousands)RevegetationRamsar - Western Port
I  the Mornington PeninsulaLand useMornington PeninsulaPPWCMABunurongLandscape$$$ (hundreds of thousands)People take actionSoil, biodiversity and vegetation
Greens Bush to Arthurs Seat BiolinkNative vegetationMornington PeninsulaMornington Peninsula Landcare NetworkBunurongLandscape$$ (tens of thousands)RevegetationSoil, biodiversity and vegetation
Mornington Peninsula koala biolinkNative animalsMornington PeninsulaMornington Peninsula Koala ConservationBunurongLocal$$ (tens of thousands)Endangered speciesSoil, biodiversity and vegetation
Linking the Mornington Peninsula LandscapeNative vegetationMornington PeninsulaMornington Peninsula Landcare NetworkBunurongLandscape$$ (tens of thousands)RevegetationSoil, biodiversity and vegetation
Balnarring to the Bay BiolinkNative vegetationMornington PeninsulaMerricks Coolart Catchment Landcare GroupBunurongLocal$$ (tens of thousands)RevegetationRamsar - Western Port
Dunns Creek RehabilitationWaterwaysMornington PeninsulaMerricks Coolart Catchment Landcare GroupBunurongOne place$ (thousands)Weed or pest herbivore controlRamsar - Western Port
Little River Weir improvementWaterwaysMoorabool, Melton, Wyndham & Greater GeelongLittle River Community Landcare IncWadawurrungOne place$$ (tens of thousands)People take action-
Living Links urban forestNative vegetationUrban MelbournePPWCMABunurong
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Landscape$$$ (hundreds of thousands)People connect with nature-
Dandenong Creek Art & Cultural TrailTraditional Owners and Aboriginal VictoriansUrban MelbourneCity of Greater DandenongBunurong
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Local$$ (tens of thousands)Engage Traditional Owners-
Growing Dandenong BiodiversityNative vegetationUrban MelbourneCity of Greater DandenongBunurong
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Landscape$$ (tens of thousands)People take action-
Regional Reserves Climate ResilienceClimate ChangeAll Local AreasDELWPBunurong
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Wadawurrung
Landscape$ (thousands)People taking actionSoil/biodiversity - Bringing together groups to collate/update information to produce spatially data for NRM
Victorian Climate Resilient CouncilsClimate ChangeUrban MelbourneWestern Alliance for Greenhouse ActionBunurong
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Wadawurrung
Landscape$ (thousands)Community awarenessSoil/biodiversity - Bringing together groups to collate/update information to produce spatially data for NRM
Forest Health Monitoring – NillumbikNative vegetationYarra Ranges & NillumbikNillumbik Landcare NetworkWurundjeri Woi-wurrungLandscape$$ (tens of thousands)People take action-
Connecting to CountryTraditional Owners and Aboriginal VictoriansUrban MelbourneCity of Greater DandenongBunurong
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Landscape$$ (tens of thousands)Engage Traditional Owners-
Northern Yarra Weed ActionNative vegetationYarra Ranges & NillumbikNorthern Yarra Landcare NetworkWurundjeri Woi-wurrungLocal$ (thousands)Weed or pest herbivore controlSoil, biodiversity and vegetation
Skeleton Mudflats Reserve - RegenerationNative vegetationMoorabool, Melton, Wyndham & Greater GeelongNatureWestBunurongLocal$ (thousands)RevegetationPriority species - Button Wrinklewort, Plains Rice Flower
Werribee - Little River Biosites RestorationNative vegetationMoorabool, Melton, Wyndham & Greater GeelongNatureWestWadawurrungLocal$ (thousands)Weed or pest herbivore controlPriority species - Plains Rice Flower
Soil, water and biodiversity stewardship on farmsSustainable agricultureAll Local AreasPPWCMABunurong
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Wadawurrung
Information$$$ (hundreds of thousands)Community awarenessSoil, biodiversity and vegetation
Fert$martSustainable agricultureCasey, Cardinia & Baw BawGippsDairyBunurongInformation$ (thousands)Community awarenessAgriculture systems
Fish habitat in the Maribyrnong RiverWaterwaysUrban MelbourneOzFish UnlimitedBunurong
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
One place$ (thousands)Endangered species-
Kelp habitat in Port Phillip BayMarine environmentsPort Phillip BayOzFish UnlimitedBunurong
Wadawurrung
One place$$ (tens of thousands)Endangered speciesRamsar - Port Phillip Bay (western shoreline)
Seagrass meadows for Western PortMarine environmentsWestern PortOzFish UnlimitedBunurongLocal$$ (tens of thousands)Endangered speciesRamsar - Western Port
New shellfish reefs for Port Phillip BayMarine environmentsPort Phillip BayThe Nature ConservancyBunurong
Wadawurrung
Landscape$$$ (hundreds of thousands)Endangered species-
Yering Gorge to Yarra Junction integrated catchment managementNative animalsYarra Ranges & NillumbikPPWCMAWurundjeri Woi-wurrungLandscape$$$ (hundreds of thousands)Endangered speciesPriority species - Helmeted Honeyeater and Leadbeaters Possum
Upper Yarra HabitatNative animalsYarra Ranges & NillumbikYarra Valley WaterWurundjeri Woi-wurrungLandscape$$ (tens of thousands)Endangered speciesPriority species - Helmeted Honeyeater and Leadbeaters Possum
Beyond YellingboNative animalsYarra Ranges & NillumbikNangana Landcare NetworkWurundjeri Woi-wurrungLandscape$$ (tens of thousands)Endangered speciesPriority species - Helmeted Honeyeater and Leadbeaters Possum
Project BurrunanNative animalsPort Phillip BayMarine Mammal FoundationBunurong
Wadawurrung
Landscape$ (thousands)Endangered species-
Marine Litter ProjectCommunitiesAll Local AreasMarine Mammal FoundationBunurong
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Wadawurrung
Information$ (thousands)Community awareness-
Macquarie perch in the Yarra RiverNative animalsYarra Ranges & NillumbikNative Fish Australia (Victoria)Wurundjeri Woi-wurrungOne place$$ (tens of thousands)Endangered species-
A lifeline for Fairy TernsNative animalsWestern PortBirdlife AustraliaBunurong
Wadawurrung
Landscape$$ (tens of thousands)Endangered species-
Community Conservation of the Hooded PloverNative animalsMornington PeninsulaBirdlife AustraliaBunurongLandscape$$ (tens of thousands)Endangered speciesPriority species - Hooded Plover
Building Site Action Plans for Migratory SeabirdsNative animalsWestern PortBirdlife AustraliaBunurongLocal$$ (tens of thousands)Endangered speciesRamsar - Western Port
Native fish tanks in schoolsCommunitiesUrban MelbourneNative Fish Australia (Victoria)Bunurong
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Information$$ (tens of thousands)People connect with nature-
Nature LocatorCommunitiesAll Local AreasPeople and Parks FoundationBunurong
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Wadawurrung
Information$$ (tens of thousands)People connect with nature-
Nature DoseCommunitiesAll Local AreasPeople and Parks FoundationBunurong
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Wadawurrung
Information$$ (tens of thousands)People connect with nature-
A Swift Response: Securing stepping stones of habitat for the Swift ParrotNative animalsMacedon Ranges, Hume, Mitchell & WhittleseaPPWCMAWurundjeri Woi-wurrungLocal$$$ (hundreds of thousands)Endangered speciesPriority species - Swift Parrot
Biodiversity Across BoundariesNative vegetationYarra Ranges & NillumbikNillumbik Shire CouncilWurundjeri Woi-wurrungLocal$$ (tens of thousands)RevegetationSoil, biodiversity and vegetation
Jacksons Creek cultural landscapesWaterwaysMacedon Ranges, Hume, Mitchell & WhittleseaPPWCMAWurundjeri Woi-wurrungLocal$$$ (hundreds of thousands)Engage Traditional OwnersSoil, biodiversity and vegetation
Westmeadows MeanderWaterwaysMacedon Ranges, Hume, Mitchell & WhittleseaChain of Ponds CollaborationWurundjeri Woi-wurrungLocal$$$ (hundreds of thousands)People connect with natureEcological communities - Grassy Eucalypt Woodland and Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain
Pyrete Ranges to Long Forest BiolinkNative vegetationMoorabool, Melton, Wyndham & Greater GeelongPPWCMAWurundjeri Woi-wurrungLandscape$$ (tens of thousands)RevegetationSoil, biodiversity and vegetation
Peaks to Plains: Enhancing the You Yangs and grasslandsNative vegetationMoorabool, Melton, Wyndham & Greater GeelongPPWCMAWadawurrungLandscape$$$ (hundreds of thousands)Pest predator controlSoil, biodiversity and vegetation
Cobaw BiolinkNative vegetationMacedon Ranges, Hume, Mitchell & WhittleseaNewham and District Landcare GroupWurundjeri Woi-wurrungLandscape$$ (tens of thousands)RevegetationSoil, biodiversity and vegetation
Significant plants of the Brisbane RangesNative vegetationMoorabool, Melton, Wyndham & Greater GeelongPPWCMAWadawurrungLandscape$$$ (hundreds of thousands)Endangered animalsEcological communities - Grassy Eucalypt Woodland and Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain
Growing Grassy WoodlandsNative vegetationMacedon Ranges, Hume, Mitchell & WhittleseaMacedon Ranges Shire CouncilWurundjeri Woi-wurrungLandscape$$ (tens of thousands)Endangered speciesEcological communities - Grassy Eucalypt Woodland and Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain
Maribyrnong Valley ConnectionNative vegetationMacedon Ranges, Hume, Mitchell & WhittleseaHume City CouncilWurundjeri Woi-wurrungLandscape$$ (tens of thousands)Weed or pest herbivore controlEcological communities - Grassy Eucalypt Woodland and Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain
Ensuring the survival of Temperate Grasslands and Grassy Woodlands Native vegetationMacedon Ranges, Hume, Mitchell & WhittleseaHume City CouncilWurundjeri Woi-wurrungLandscape$$$ (hundreds of thousands)Permanent protection of private landEcological communities - Grassy Eucalypt Woodland and Natural Temperate Grassland of the Victorian Volcanic Plain
Will-im-ee Moor-ing BiolinkNative vegetationMacedon Ranges, Hume, Mitchell & WhittleseaMacedon Ranges Shire CouncilWurundjeri Woi-wurrungLandscape$$ (tens of thousands)RevegetationSoil, biodiversity and vegetation
Farming on the marginsSustainable agricultureMoorabool, Melton, Wyndham & Greater GeelongPPWCMABunurong
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Wadawurrung
Information$$$ (hundreds of thousands)-Agriculture systems
Automatic meter reading for groundwaterGroundwaterAll Local AreasSouthern Rural WaterBunurong
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Wadawurrung
Landscape$$$ (hundreds of thousands)--
Hydrogeological study to investigate and enhance groundwater management in the Westernport basinGroundwaterCasey, Cardinia & Baw BawSouthern Rural WaterBunurongOne place$$$ (hundreds of thousands)--
The Spit saltmarsh restorationWetlandsMoorabool, Melton, Wyndham & Greater GeelongPPWCMAWadawurrungLocal$$$ (hundreds of thousands)Endangered speciesRamsar - Port Phillip Bay (western shoreline)
Inclusive conservation of WetlandsWetlandsUrban MelbourneBirdlife AustraliaBunurong
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Wadawurrung
Information$$ (tens of thousands)People take actionRamsar - Port Phillip Bay (western shoreline)
Environmental education and community action in the Bass CoastCommunitiesBass Coast, South Gippsland & islandsBass Coast Landcare NetworkBunurongLandscape$$$ (hundreds of thousands)People taking actionRamsar - Western Port
Nairm Catchments NetworkCommunitiesPort Phillip BayPort Phillip EcoCentreBunurong
Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Wadawurrung
Landscape$$ (tens of thousands)People take actionSoil, biodiversity and vegetation
Hobsons Bay wetlands centreWetlandsUrban MelbourneHobsons Bay Wetlands Centre Inc.BunurongOne place$$$ (hundreds of thousands of dollars)People connect with natureRamsar - Port Phillip Bay (western shoreline)
Climate adaptation planning for Bass Coast landownersSustainable agricultureBass Coast, South Gippsland & islandsBass Coast Landcare NetworkBunurongInformation$$ (tens of thousands)People take actionAgriculture systems
Regenerative agriculture skills and capacity developmentSustainable agricultureMornington PeninsulaMornington Peninsula Shire CouncilBunurongInformation$$$ (hundreds of thousands)Community awarenessAgriculture systems
Local, sustainable food productionSustainable agricultureMornington PeninsulaMornington Peninsula Shire CouncilBunurongLocal$$ (tens of thousands)-Agriculture systems
Sustainable agriculture on the Mornington PeninsulaSustainable agricultureMornington PeninsulaMornington Peninsula Shire CouncilBunurongLocal$$ (tens of thousands)-Agriculture systems
Land regenerationLand useMornington PeninsulaMornington Peninsula Shire CouncilBunurongLandscape$$$ (hundreds of thousands)-Agriculture systems
Fostering a circular economySustainable agricultureMornington PeninsulaMornington Peninsula Shire CouncilBunurongInformation$$$$ (millions)-Agriculture systems
Bass Coast Biodiversity BiolinksNative vegetationBass Coast, South Gippsland & islandsBass Coast Shire CouncilBunurongLandscape$$$ (hundreds of thousands of dollars)RevegetationSoil, biodiversity and vegetation
Community-led pest control around Western PortWetlandsBass Coast, South Gippsland & islandsBass Coast Landcare NetworkBunurongLandscape$$ (tens of thousands)Pest predator controlRamsar - Western Port
Protecting the Ramsar values of Western PortWetlandsWestern PortMornington Peninsula and Western Port Biosphere Foundation BunurongLandscape$$ (tens of thousands)People take actionRamsar - Western Port
Measuring what mattersClimate changeBass Coast, South Gippsland & islandsBass Coast Landcare NetworkBunurongLocal$$$ (hundreds of thousands of dollars)People take actionAgriculture systems
Feral Cat Free French IslandNative animalsBass Coast, South Gippsland & islandsPort Phillip and Westernport CMABunurongLocal$$$ (hundreds of thousands)Endangered speciesPriority species - Eastern Barred Bandicoot