Litter and other illegal rubbish is a huge problem in our waterway. Not only is it unsightly, it is a risk to our local animals and contributes to the ocean pollution problem as it enters Port Phillip Bay at the bottom of the catchment.
The problem of litter does not sit with one organisation, it is a catchment wide problem requiring a range of solutions at a number of levels. These include actions aimed at reducing the production of litter and waste in the first instance, collecting it as close to the source as possible and removing it from the waterway before it enters the Bay.
The CoP Litter Working Group has been established to bring together key agencies and community in the war against waste. We are currently determining a plan of action and will provide further information soon.