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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.

Westernport Region Water Corporation (the Corporation), trading as Westernport Water, is a regional water corporation whose core functions are to provide drinking water, recycled water and wastewater services to properties and communities throughout its district, in accordance with the standards listed in the Westernport Water Customer Charter 2018-23, or by agreement.

Westernport Water is one of 18 water corporations operating and reporting to the State Government of Victoria. It is responsible for servicing 21,916 customers from 27 townships across an area covering 300 square kilometres, encompassing Millowl (Phillip Island) and mainland communities from The Gurdies to Archies Creek.

The region has one of the highest ratios of visitors to residents of any destination in Australia. During peak periods, there can be approximately 120 visitors to every resident.

Westernport Water sources water from Tennent Creek, the Corporation’s main water supply source, with additional entitlements on water from the Bass River, the Melbourne Supply System and groundwater from Corinella Aquifer. These can be accessed during periods of low rainfall.

Drinking water is produced at Ian Bartlett Water Purification Plant (IBWPP) at Candowie Reservoir in Almurta, then pumped to waterline communities and the San Remo Basin for distribution to customers.

Westernport Water operates two wastewater treatment plants: the Cowes Wastewater Treatment Plant (CWTP) and the King Road Wastewater Treatment Plant (KRWTP). There are also 99 pump stations across the wastewater network that are used to service approximately 90 percent of properties that receive drinking water. Effluent collected from the townships of Kilcunda and Dalyston is treated under an agreement with South Gippsland Water at its Wonthaggi Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Westernport Water acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as First Nations People and that the land, sea and water are of spiritual, cultural and economic importance. We recognise that we provide services on the traditional lands of the Bunurong Peoples of the Kulin Nation. The Bunurong Peoples have managed the resources on Millowl for thousands of years. We acknowledge them and their continued connection to this place, as we go about managing the water resources today.

The Bunurong Land Council Aboriginal Corporation is the Registered Aboriginal Party that covers the areas of Frankston, Mornington Peninsula, Bass Coast and South Gippsland. They are the Traditional Owner organisation that represent the Bunurong people of the South-Eastern Kulin Nation.

Learn more with the About us infographic November 2021