Author name: Lisa Field

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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Why Green Wedges are important

On 15 June, WRA submitted to the Western Plains South Green Wedge Management Plan. WRA’s submission articulates various concern, including the potential loss of green wedge land, of emerging contaminants in recycled water and of land-banking.  Our submission also articulates that many of the proposed actions of the plan can be greatly assisted by funding environmental …

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Referendum on the Voice

Last Monday 26 June, WRA representatives attended a Welcoming Cities Forum to further outline the issues, opportunities and misconceptions of the upcoming referendum that will ask each Australian of voting age on whether Australia’s First Nations Peoples should be able to speak on matters that are important to them. Our Board & Staff are fully committed to encouraging everyone …

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Launch of a new website to support tourism along the Werribee River

The Werribee River Association officially launched a new website on Thursday 22 June, to support engagement and enjoyment along the lower Werribee River. The new Werribee River Guide website stems from a collaborative partnership, working to enhance the lower Werribee River. Project partners include Melbourne Water, Wyndham City, Parks Victoria, Werribee Zoo, Western Melbourne Tourism, …

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Latest report into Platypus populations in the Werribee River

Cesar Australia conducted a series of live-trapping surveys to investigate the population and distribution of platypus in the lower Werribee River, during February 2022 and March 2023. These took place in the Werribee and Mt Cottrell reaches of the river, with a total of 22 trap nights from 11 sites. No platypuses were captured during …

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