Fostering a circular economy

Infrastructure for a circular economy across the Mornington Peninsula

  • Create a circular economy paradigm – minimise resource use and maximise reuse of organics and water
  • Explore options and advocate for development of recycled water schemes
  • Develop extension programs for on-farm composting and generated organic wastes
  • Promote locally produced food and garden organics recycling and return compost to farms
  • Advocate for renewable energy production streams

Themes and Local Areas

Primary Theme:Sustainable agriculture
Other Themes:Water Supply and Use, Waterways, Wetlands, Groundwater, Native Vegetation, Native Animals, Land Use, Soil Health, Coasts, Estuaries, Marine Environments, Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians, Communities, Climate Change
Primary Local Area:Mornington Peninsula
Other Local Areas:Bass Coast, South Gippsland & islands, Casey, Cardinia & Baw Baw, Urban Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay, Western Port
Project location:Mornington Peninsula Shire / broader region
Scale of the project:Information
New or continuing work:New project/work
Continuing/building on previous work

Project partners

Lead organisation:Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
Key partners:Representative organisations (including the Shire, industry groups, philanthropists) as well as from external organisation and agencies such as education, Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians, State / Federal Government, community banks and funding bodies
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:$$$$ (Millions of dollars)
Estimated scale of investment for full project implementation:$$$$$ (Tens of millions of dollars)
Estimated timeframe for full project implementation:2-10 years

Contribution toward targets

Primary Regional Catchment Strategy target:Sustainable agriculture – The Green Wedges and high value agricultural land of this region are retained for agricultural use and are supporting diverse and profitable agricultural enterprises
Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:
Relevant National Landcare Program priority:Agriculture systems – Projects that support industries, farmers and fishers to adopt new management practices that help them to adjust to weather and/or climate variability

More information

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council’s Regional Agribusiness & Food Industry Facilitation Officer