Author name: Lisa Field

Sediment run-off wipes out native fish in Sydney

The new reports about the Climbing Galaxias fish being potentially wiped out from its habitat in Sydney due to sediment runoff from a construction site highlights the importance of stormwater management. Stormwater is essentially rainwater runoff from a human-built environment, which is then channelled through a network of pipes to waterways or water bodies. This …

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Electric Vehicle Policy for City of Wyndham

It’s great to see Wyndham City Council’s draft Electric Vehicle Policy that envisions comprehensive support from a local government level to accelerate the transition to zero emissions transport. It’s very encouraging to see the council’s leadership and initiative to bring all stakeholders in this transition to the future of transportation. The policy expands beyond public …

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Cat Conversations: Be a cat lover and a nature steward

Werribee River Association hosted a webinar this month on Cat Conversations, where Wyndham resident Tamika Jones shared her experience about responsible cat ownership, and how as a cat owner, we can keep cats indoors safely. A study conducted by the Species Recovery Hub of the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program’s research found that pet cats …

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Pacific National’s proposal for Little River

Pacific National have lodged plans with the Victorian State Government to build an intermodal container terminal, that will result in concrete to over 350ha of important farming & grasslands, that is on land, part of the green wedge in Little River. An intermodal terminal or hub is a facility able to move containers between different modes …

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Be a volunteer grower of native plants

Members and supporters of WRA are invited to assist with the propagation and growing of native seedlings for our organisation’s use in 2024. In partnership with the TreeProject, as a self growing landholder, this work will enable more native seedlings for our 2024 giveaway activities and plantings in public open spaces. WRA Board Member and experienced grower, …

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Our work receives an Award of Excellence 

The Lower Werribee Waterway Amenity Action Plan has won the Award of Excellence in the Land Management category of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Awards (AILA, Vic Chapter) which recognise landscape planning, design and management projects across a variety of scale and sectors. The Lower Werribee Waterway Amenity Action Plan (LWWAAP) articulates a 10-year vision for improved amenity, cultural values, community …

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