As Melbourne’s population grows and climate change impacts increase, the waterways of the region will be put under greater stress. Efforts to improve water quality, ecologic function and the amenity value of the waterways will need to be increased. The recently completed Melbourne region Healthy Waterways Strategy has established a new vision for the health of rivers, estuaries and wetlands in the Port Phillip and Westernport region. Developed using a novel co-design process involving a large number of stakeholders, the strategy is now being implemented with the help of five catchment groups across the Port Phillip and Westernport region.
The seminar panellists will present and answer audience questions on various aspects of the strategy, including the design, salience to state environmental policy, the role of local government and how science underpins it.
Chair, Prof Rob Vertessy | University of Melbourne
Gerald Fitzgibbon | Melbourne Water
Rosemary Hancock | Municipal Association of Victoria
Michelle Dickson | Blue Sence Consulting
Prof Tim Fletcher | University of Melbourne
Amber Perry | Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
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