Greater Western Water is delivering on community health and liveability outcomes; adapting to a changing climate to benefit customers, for the long-term, in support of GWW’s 2030 Strategy.
Listed below are the local organisations we are working with and details about the projects we are currently working on together:
Greening the West
Greening The West is a regional platform, delivering community health and liveability outcomes through collaborative urban greening and cooling initiatives and an innovative integrated water management system for the way we plan, manage and deliver water services across local government parks and open spaces in Melbourne’s west.
Greening the Pipeline aims to transform the heritage listed Main Outfall Sewer pipeline reserve, along the Federation Trail bike path, into a parkland to service a growing population in Melbourne’s west. The vision is to create a vibrant space that will connect communities, enhance active transport options for the region, manage water sensitively and provide a unique space to meet, play and relax.
Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Regional Parklands will span more than 1,000 hectares and stretch along 26 kilometres of Jacksons Creek from Sunbury to Diggers Rest. The name ‘biik wurrdha’ means ‘land of many’ and is the name given to Jacksons Creek by the traditional owners of the land, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung.
Hobsons Bay Wetland Centre Inc (HBWC) is a not-for-profit community group that is passionate about connecting people with nature. A voluntary Committee of Management leads the organisation through regular meetings and information sharing. HBWC is supported by members and volunteers with diverse experience across sectors including business, education, environmental management and community engagement.
Melbourne University is working towards installing Woody Meadow sites across cities in railway sidings, roadsides and parks to test and demonstrate their success. Woody Meadows are diverse shrub plantings maintained by coppicing (hard-pruning to 10-20 cm) to promote flowering and create dense canopies to exclude weeds.
The Chain of Ponds Collaboration is an ambitious collaboration working to transform the Moonee Ponds Creek into an iconic waterway for Melbourne, providing high social, cultural and environmental benefits. The collaboration includes representatives from local and state government, community groups, not-for-profits, water authorities and research organisations. There are 13 Partner Organisations and GWW is the host.
We have partnered with Greening The West to deliver the Trees for a Cooler, Greener West project. Since the western region has the lowest tree canopy cover in Melbourne, this initiative will see more trees planted in Melbourne’s west to increase urban forest and canopy cover.