Lower Dandenong Creek Litter Collaboration

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

Primary Theme:Waterways
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

Project partners

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

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: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:

More information

Project Manager for the Lower Dandenong Creek Collaboration is Trent Griffiths at Melbourne Water – trent.griffiths@melbournewater.com.au