Actions for the Greater Melbourne and Western Port sub-region include:

  • transition to manufactured water to meet growing demands, with regional options progressing via the Water Grid Plan
  • return water to the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung, Wadawurrung and the Bunurong
  • reconfiguration of the Werribee system
  • a focus on IWM including investigating options for large-scale recycled water and treated stormwater networks in Greater Melbourne
  • review of water-resource risks in small, dry, peri-urban catchments with the Maribyrnong as a case study
  • environmental water recovery targets for the Wirribi Yaluk (Werribee River), Mirrangbamurn (Maribyrnong River), Bunyip River and Birrarung (Yarra River)
  • managing pollutant loads for Port Phillip Bay and Western Port
  • complementary actions that include improving fish passage in the Wirribi Yaluk (Werribee River), improving the health of the Mirrangbamurn (Maribyrnong River)

The links below provide information on other relevant plans and strategies for the region:

Map of central sub region

Page last updated: 05/09/22