This project aims to improve the health of Port Phillip Bay by identifying the major sources of stormwater pollution in the Werribee catchment. By identifying priority pollution sources, this program aims to increase local environmental awareness of stormwater pollution issues. This will allow local government, EPA, Melbourne Water and the community to prioritise pollution issues and better target education and enforcement campaigns. Collaboration between all these stakeholders is critical to improve the condition of our urban waterways by reducing water pollution. The collection of baseline stormwater pollution profiles and sediment and biological quality information will also form the basis for evaluating long term success of the program.
Phase 1 is now complete.
See the interactive report card here