Cardinia Creek catchment enhancement

Awareness raising and on-ground work to benefit the creek, its catchment area and Western Port

This project will build on past programs to protect and enhance the catchment of Cardinia Creek through wide-scale awareness raising and on-ground investment into measures to improve water quality, manage bushfire risk for the upper catchment and work on issues along new developments at the lower end of the catchment.

The project is a component of the larger Healesville to Phillip Island Nature Link concept.

Themes and Local Areas

Primary Theme:Native vegetation
Other Themes:Wetlands, Native animals, Waterways, Communities, Land use, Sustainable agriculture
Primary Local Area:Casey, Cardinia & Baw Baw
Other Local Areas:Yarra Ranges & Nillumbik
Project location:Dandenong Ranges to Western Port along Cardinia Creek
Scale of the project:Landscape
New or continuing work:Continuing/building on previous work

Project partners

Lead organisation:Southern Ranges Environment Alliance
Key partners:Cardinia Catchment Landcare Inc., Upper Beaconsfield Association Inc., Friends of Cardinia Creek Sanctuary Inc., Cardi Creek Kids, Friends of Manna Gum Reserve, Healesville to Phillip Island Nature Link Inc.
Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation

Investment opportunities

Opportunities for investors within this project start from:$$ (Tens of thousands of dollars)
Estimated scale of investment for full project implementation:$$$ (Hundreds of thousands of dollars)
Estimated timeframe for full project implementation:2-10 years

Contribution toward targets

Primary Regional Catchment Strategy target:Major new biolinks – Significant, sustained revegetation programs have been undertaken from 2021 to 2050 and have created numerous major biolinks in priority locations across the region
Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:Revegetation of priority areas for connectivity between habitats
Relevant National Landcare Program priority:Ramsar – Western Port Ramsar site – Ecological character maintained or improved

More information

Healesville Phillip Island Nature Link website