Collaboration to effectively tackle litter across the lower Dandenong Creek catchment
The Lower Dandenong Creek Litter Collaboration brings together the Cities of Casey, Greater Dandenong and Kingston, Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water and the EPA, along with the local community to tackle litter at a catchment scale. The group will develop a collaborative Action Plan to reduce incidence and impacts of litter on the areas around Eumemmerring Creek, Lower Dandenong Creek, Patterson River and Mordialloc Creek.
This presents a great opportunity for litter management partners, as well as the community, to work together to better understand the issue and help develop collaborative solutions.
By taking a strategic view, and coordinating information and interventions between stakeholders, we are aiming to better leverage existing resources, target new interventions more effectively, and improve overall outcomes for our environment and community.
Themes and Local Areas
|Other Themes:||Marine Environments, Communities|
|Primary Local Area:||Urban Melbourne|
|Other Local Areas:||Port Phillip Bay|
|Project location:||Catchments feeding the Eumemmerring Creek, the lower reaches of Dandenong Creek, Patterson River and Mordialloc Creek.|
|Scale of the project:||Landscape|
|New or continuing work:||Continuing/building on previous work|
|Lead organisation:||Melbourne Water|
|Key partners:||Kingston City Council, City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey, Parks Victoria, EPA Victoria|
|Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:||Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation|
|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:||Waterway amenity – Achieve an average score for waterway amenity of VERY HIGH for the Dandenong catchment. The collaboration will contribute to significantly improving the amenity values and recreational enjoyment of people using waterways within this lower Dandenong catchment area. |
Marine water quality – The collaboration will contribute to a reduction in the volume of litter entering Port Phillip Bay and improve average water quality.
|Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:||Support people take action for nature|
|Relevant National Landcare Program priority:||–|
Project Manager for the Lower Dandenong Creek Collaboration is Trent Griffiths at Melbourne Water – firstname.lastname@example.org