Improving our waterways in the Port Phillip and Westernport Region

We are asking community to influence our 10-year strategy for maintaining and improving the health of our catchments, rivers, creeks, wetlands and estuaries for future generations.

We are using a staged approach to develop the Healthy Waterways Strategy for the greater Melbourne region.

Catchments included in the strategy

Greater Melbourne Region Map

How to get involved

Find out what's happening in your catchment area below or join the waterways conversation - a new online discussion portal designed for you to share knowledge and information and connect with people involved in developing the strategy across the region.

Upcoming events

You're welcome to attend collaboration workshops and community events to discuss the strategy in person.

7 October 2017 – Sunday 26 November 2017

Healthy Waterways Strategy Weekend Community Listening Post Pop Ups

We will be visiting your local area holding a number of information sessions across the Werribee, Dandenong, Yarra and Westernport catchments.

Yarra catchment:
Join us at an Imagine the Yarra Community event, Warburton Arts Centre, 3409 Warburton Highway - Saturday 14 October, 11am - 4pm

Dandenong catchment:
Join us at the Farmers Market at The Old Cheese Factory, 34 Homestead Road, Berwick - Saturday 14 October, 8am - 12.30 pm

More community sessions to be announced - stay tuned!


Thursday 19 October 2017 09:30 AM – 02:00 PM

Westernport Catchment Collaborations Workshop 1

Venue: Outlook Community Centre (google map)

Join community and key stakeholders for the first workshop in the collaboration series for the Westernport catchment.

Our first workshop in the series will cover:

  • A snapshot of the catchment - including an overview and assessment of the condition of waterways in the catchment versus what we hoped for in the Healthy Waterways Strategy.
  • Key issues and opportunities in the Yarra catchment that need attention.
  • What does success look like when we work together in Collaborative Design.
  • Optional tour after lunch - details to be announced!

Register via Eventbrite - RSVP is essential


Thursday 9 November 2017 09:30 AM – 02:00 PM

Werribee Catchment Collaboration Workshop 3

This workshop is the third in a series to co-design the next Healthy Waterways Strategy and will cover:
  • De-brief on the process to date
  • Presentation of draft actions and targets
  • Ensuring actions and targets meet goals and vision
  • Prioritisation of actions and targets across all the groups/themes

Register via Eventbrite - RSVP is essential.


Tuesday 21 November 2017 09:00 AM – 02:00 PM

Dandenong Catchment Collaboration Workshop 3

This workshop is the third in a series to co-design the next Healthy Waterways Strategy and will cover:

  • De-brief on the process to date
  • Presentation of draft actions and targets
  • Ensuring actions and targets meet goals and vision
  • Prioritisation of actions and targets across all the groups/themes

Register via Eventbrite - RSVP is essential.