A Cleaner Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay
A cleaner and healthier Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay depends on all of us – government, business and individuals – being aware of how our actions impact our waterways and playing our part.
The Victorian Government has announced 17 new priority actions, led by a government taskforce, to achieve results now for a healthier Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay. They complement broader investment in waterway health, stormwater and sewerage infrastructure over the next five years.
The Cleaner Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay Action Plan, was produced by the Yarra and Bay Taskforce, appointed by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change in early 2012.
The action plan highlights the Victorian Government’s commitment to protect and improve our natural assets.
The action plan includes 17 actions under four key priorities:
In March 2013, the Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith announced $400,000 of grants for five community led projects to improve water quality in the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay.
The five projects are:
1. Blind Creek - Creekling Restoration Stage 1
2. Building Community Awareness and Education on the Portarlington Foreshore
3. Pollution hotspot no more: Treatments for a known pollution hotspot at Edgars Creek, Thomastown
4. Mustering trolleys in the Darebin Creek
5. Water, Weeds and Women's Business
These groups received the grants as their projects directly support the objectives of the Victorian Government's A Cleaner Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay Action Plan.
Updates on the projects will be added to the website in the near future.