Port Phillip & Westernport

Agriculture, Innovation, Profit, Sustainability

“Surrounding Melbourne are many productive and valuable agricultural enterprises. The Port Phillip & Westernport CMA works with agricultural industry groups and farmers to trial and promote practices that are good for the bottom line and the environment.”

– Karen Thomas, Regional Landcare Facilitator, PPWCMA

Output 2016/17

18 landholder events
452 participants in events
7 knowledge brokering activities
336 people in activities
20 industry meetings
111 people in meetings

Delivery Partners

Mornington Peninsula Vignerons Association
Western Port Catchment Landcare Network
Fruitgrowers Victoria
Victorian Strawberry Industry Development Committee
Balliang Food and Fibre Group Farming
Moorabool Australian Organics Recycling Association
Melbourne Water
Agribusiness Yarra Valley

About the Project

Trialling a range of farming techniques that can provide cost-saving and environmental benefits:

  • the use of compost mulch from urban green waste under grape vines
  • variable fertiliser rate applications, conducting soil assessments and improving their pest management
  • planting flowering native vegetation to attract an abundance and diversity of beneficial insects.
Insectarium trial in the Yarra Valley

Insectarium trial in the Yarra Valley

Balliang croppers

Balliang croppers

More information

The PPWCMA website has more information about the project: Sustainable Agriculture

Read more about this project in the Victorian CMAs Actions and Achievements Report 2016/2017 (PDF)

Contact Port Phillip and Westernport CMA