Biodiversity

Biodiversity is the variety of different types of life found on the Earth and the variations within species. It is a measure of the variety of organisms present in different ecosystems.
Managing our precious water resources extends beyond our daily water supply and wastewater treatment activities. Our vision for a sustainable future includes ensuring our water catchments are managed to protect and enhance the topography, soil condition, pasture and tree cover, revegetation, and through producing recycled water as a product of benefit to the community.

To meet the needs of the environment and achieve our vision, Westernport Water has worked with the Bass Coast Landcare Network for over 15 years.

Works undertaken with Landcare include the Phillip Island Wildlife Corridor Project, launched in 1997 to develop a link between two important stands of remnant bushland that stretched across 16km and 11 farms. A significant proportion of one of the bio-links runs through Westernport Water’s Cowes Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Delivery of this years plan resulted in a further 1000 trees planted in the Phillip Island Wildlife Corridor, below are some pictures of staff and the Landcare crew tree planting during October National Water Week 2010.

Fostering Biodiversity Article (251 KB)