Grow West is a major landscape change project around Bacchus Marsh between the Lerderderg State Park and the Brisbane Ranges, which aims at protecting the values of the natural assets of the area, including the Werribee River. Its vision is to rejuvenate 10,000 hectares of the upper Werribee catchment.
The project is achieving the desired change through pest animal and plant control, erosion and biodiversity improvements through revegetation, sustainable land care practices and encouraging the education of the broader community.
The project has successfully gathered financial and in kind support from a range of partners and sponsors to carry out its aims:
- Individual contributions
- Friends of Groups
- Victorian National Parks Association
- Corporate sponsorship
- All levels of government
The Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority began the project in 2000.
Individual land owners, Moorabool Landcare Network, Landcare Australia, Moorabool Shire Council, Southern Rural Water, Melbourne Water, Parks Victoria, Department of Primary Industry and the Department of Sustainability & Environment are actively involved.