Advocating for the Platypus

WRA was the first community agency in Victoria to arrange platypus surveys, commencing in 1991, in partnership with Australian Platypus Conservency.

We are committed to further advocacy for platypus water sensitive urban design, with a focus toward planning controls.

  • Improve irrigation practices and reduce water extraction
  • Remove barriers (dams and weirs) no longer in use
  • Improve stormwater quality
  • Encourage uptake of regenerative agriculture (organic inputs and biological pest control) and discourage use of herbicides, pesticides and fungicides
  • Adopt platypus water sensitive urban design in new development areas, and upgrade existing settlements to align with these values

Results of Platypus Survey Work Summer 2022