Good planning credited for positive result in Westernport Water’s Annual Report.
- the establishment of a strategic alliance with the four Gippsland water corporations through a Memorandum of Understanding, providing opportunities for collaboration, economies of scale, sharing of resources, and other partnership possibilities to deliver joint efficiency improvements;
- the completion of an investigation into whole-of-water-cycle options for the provision of water and wastewater services in the San Remo region. Through extensive community consultation, Westernport Water and Bass Coast Shire will further develop a model that will contribute to the liveability of this environmentally sensitive coastal area;
- the EPA Victoria’s approval of Westernport Water’s Regional Environment Improvement Plan, and the successful completion of the first trial application of biosolids to private agricultural land on Phillip Island. Biosolids, a by-product from the wastewater treatment process, provide a soil conditioner by making nutrients and organic carbon available to improve crop yields and pasture performance; and
- the development of a community orchard. Westernport Water has partnered with the community to create the Phillip Island Community Orchard to be run solely by volunteers to share, inspire and educate the local community about sustainable gardening and the safe use of recycled water.