Skeleton Creek Receives Microsoft Support for Environmental Conservation and Restoration

The Werribee River Association (WRA) is proud to announce a funding award from Microsoft designed to help bolster conservation and restoration efforts along Skeleton Creek, benefiting Truganina and its neighbouring areas. This multi-year project aims to elevate waterways and biodiversity through comprehensive conservation, education, and engagement programs.

The project aims to support people to connect to and act for nature and presents a great opportunity for the Truganina area. It seeks to forge connections between the community and nature through collaborative effort with residents, businesses, and community/cultural groups in Truganina and Hoppers Crossing.

The projects scope extends beyond ecological benefits, also positively impacting human health in the communities along Skeleton Creek and its surroundings. By involving residents in the restoration process, the project aims to create a more harmonious coexistence between the community, local ecology, and wildlife.

WRA, an active community environmental organization founded in 1981, has been steadfast in its commitment to safeguarding the natural environment of the Werribee River and its catchment waterways. The exciting project supported by Microsoft, aligns with WRA’s mission to foster a growing and diverse community actively engaged in environmental education.

Lisa Field, Community & Business Development Manager at WRA, expressed enthusiasm about the project’s alignment with their core values. “Truganina, as a highly industrialized area, will benefit from this enhancement. We are eager to collaborate with businesses, schools, and community groups in the Skeleton Creek precinct to undertake collaborative conservation projects, litter clean-ups, and educational sessions that support direct action.”

“We want to engage a number of partners, as well as support the existing work of Friends of Skeleton Creek and Wyndham Council, to undertake the planting of an additional 10,000 trees, shrubs and grasses” she said.

In addressing the alarming biodiversity loss resulting from historical practices and recent urbanization, the initiative will contribute to habitat restoration for indigenous flora and fauna. This, in turn, will bolster populations and ensure the long-term survival of species, while concurrently improving water quality in creeks, ponds, and waterways.

For more information and to get involved, please contact Lisa Field at 0433 559 530 or

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