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Corinella
Population: 508, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 244.
Areas of interest: A great destination for boating enthusiasts.

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Coronet Bay
Population: 643, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 290.
Areas of interest: Coronet Bay hugs the shoreline with views to Phillip Island and French Island.

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Pioneer Bay
Population: 368, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 111.
Areas of interest: Pioneer Bay is close to the Gurdies Flora and Fauna Reserve.

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Grantville
Population: 457, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 219.
Areas of interest: Boasts the only accredited free range egg farm in the Bass Coast Shire.

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Tenby Point
Population: 247, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 59.
Areas of interest: Tenby Point looks out to French Island.

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Glen Forbes
Population: Not available.
Permanent properties March 2008: 14.
Areas of interest: Glen Forbes is inland midway between the Bass Highway and Candowie Reservoir.

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Bass
Population: 938, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 60.
Areas of interest: Named after the explorer George Bass.

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Woolamai
Population: 323, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 9.
Areas of interest: Woolamai sits on the mainland between Glen Forbes and Archies Creek.

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Anderson
Population: Not available.
Permanent properties March 2008: 9.
Areas of interest: Nearby is Anderson Inlet where the Tarwin River enters Bass Strait.

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Archies Creek
Population: Not available.
Permanent properties March 2008: 17.
Areas of interest: Home to the new Archies on the Creek culinary establishment.

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Kilcunda
Population: 265, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 110.
Areas of interest: Kilcunda also has the only coastal rail trail in Victoria.

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Dalyston
Population: 277, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 116.
Areas of interest: Dalyston is on the Bass Highway.

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Rhyll
Population: 503, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 246.
Areas of interest: Rhyll is a popular fishing destination with quality boating facilities.

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Silverleaves
Population: 187, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 0.
Areas of interest: Silverleaves is a home among the trees.

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Cowes
Population: 3678, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 1499.
Areas of interest: Cowes is Phillip Island’s hub. The town was once known as Mussel Rocks.

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Ventnor
Population: 663, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 294.
Areas of interest: The popular Phillip Island Nature Park is located in Ventnor.

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Wimbledon Heights
Population: 387, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 153.
Areas of interest: Wimbledon Heights is a small attractive town in the centre of Phillip Island.

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Sunset Strip
Population: 265, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 112.
Areas of interest: Sunset Strip lies close to Smiths Beach.

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Smiths Beach
Population: 216, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 101.
Areas of interest: Smiths Beach is a popular holiday town and the closest town to the Phillip Island grand prix circuit.

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Sunderland Bay
Population: 189, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 81.
Areas of interest: Sunderland Bay looks over Bass Strait.

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Surf Beach
Population: 387, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 181.
Areas of interest: Looks out to Bass Strait and to Westernport Bay.

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Newhaven
Population: 428, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 188.
Areas of interest: With a large marina, Newhaven is also home to Westernport Water.

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San Remo
Population: 1014, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 405.
Areas of interest: Known for its shark fishing fleet, the 1km bridge and pelican feeding.

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Cape Woolamai
Population: 323, Census data 2006.
Permanent properties March 2008: 531.
Areas of interest: Cape Woolamai is a renowned surf location.

The core function of Westernport Water is to provide drinking water, recycled water, and wastewater services wherever economically, environmentally and socially practicable to properties and communities throughout its district.

It services over 19,301 customers across an area of 300 square kilometres on Phillip Island and the mainland stretching from The Gurdies to Archies Creek.

Westernport Water has a diversified water supply with water sourced from the catchment supplying the Candowie Reservoir (located in the Bass Hills near Glen Forbes) via Tennant Creek, the Bass River, ground water bores from the Corinella Aquifer and a connection to the Melbourne supply system as a security measure.

The water is treated at Ian Bartlett Water Purification Plant (IBWPP) at the Candowie Reservoir and then pumped to the San Remo Basin for distribution to customers within Westernport Water’s district, with average annual system demand of approximately 1,986ML (or 1.986GL).

Westernport Water has two wastewater treatment plants which process 1,331 ML mega litres (ML) of domestic wastewater each year.

A Class A Recycled Water Treatment Plant was commissioned in 2012 to produce high quality recycled water from wastewater, supplying to new residential developments and commercial customers in Cowes, Phillip Island.

The Cowes Wastewater Treatment Plant (CWTP) is the main plant treating approximately 90 per cent of waste by volume. This is also the location of the Class A Recycled Water Plant. The CWTP can treat up to 8.8 ML per day and treats approximately 1148 ML annually. The secondary plant, the King Road Wastewater Treatment Plant (KRWTP) in Coronet Bay has a capacity of 0.95 ML per day and treats approximately 183 ML annually. Both accept domestic waste only.  Westernport Water supplies wastewater services to 90 per cent of properties that receive water.

Westernport Region Water Corporation (Westernport Water) is one of 19 water corporations operating in Victoria and reports to the State Government of Victoria.

Westernport Water is responsible for its own management and performance, and for supplying drinking water, recycled water, and sewerage services to customers on Phillip Island and the district between The Gurdies and Archies Creek.

We would like to acknowledge that we are located on the traditional lands of the Bunurong/Boonwurrung peoples. The Bunurong/Boonwurrung peoples played an important role over thousands of years in managing the resources here on Phillip Island, or Millowl as it was traditionally known, and we think it’s fitting that we acknowledge them as we go about continuing to manage the water resources here today.

In Westernport Water’s service area, the Bunurong Land Council and the Boon Wurrung Foundation are the Traditional Owner organisations that represent the traditional people and are custodians of the lands from the Werribee River to Wilson Promontory.