Our Partners

Greater Western Water

Greater Western Water is one of three retail water businesses in metropolitan Melbourne and is owned by the Victorian Government. We provide drinking water, sewerage, trade waste and recycled water services to customers in Melbourne’s central business district, inner and western suburbs. Our network services the local government areas of Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Melbourne (north of the Yarra River), Moonee Valley, Wyndham, Yarra and parts of Melton and Hume.

Greater Western Water’s core business is the delivery of clean drinking and recycled water to our customers and the collection of sewage and trade waste from our customers.

In addition to our core business, we have many programs and policies in place like our Community and Social Involvement Strategy, Environmental Sustainability Plan, Cleaner Production Strategy and residential water efficiency activities, to help us achieve our vision to be a truly sustainable water business.

Why we support Greening the West

We’re passionate advocates for the proven benefits that quality green spaces, trees and plants provide our communities and water has a crucial role to play.

We’re a proud partner of Greening the West.

Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority

The Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority (PPWCMA) is a statutory authority established in 2002 as the peak natural resource management body in the Port Phillip and Western Port region.

The PPWCMA provides leadership to a range of stakeholder groups and works to deliver integrated catchment management and sustainability of the region’s catchment assets identified in the Regional Catchment Strategy, by facilitating cooperation, coordination and partnerships amongst these groups. Our stakeholders are varied and include government departments and agencies, councils, community and landcare groups, businesses, landholders and individuals interested in improving the environment.

The PPWCMA manage a number of key projects in the region which aim to deliver large scale natural environment improvements to landscapes throughout the region. The PPWCMA also deliver a wide range of community grants helping to assist landcare groups and individuals with their environmental projects.

Why we support Greening the West

The PPWCMA has a strong history of managing large-scale revegetation projects in Melbourne’s west. The Greening the West project will not only work to revegetate and improve the environmental value of the region, but will also provide important health and recreation benefits to all Melbournians.

The PPWCMA are thrilled to be a partner in the Greening the West project.

Urban Development Industry Australia 40th

Urban Development Institute of Australia

The UDIA represents the interests of the residential property development industry.

With over 3000 member contacts, this year the UDIA is proudly celebrating its 40th anniversary. The Institute represents land developers, builders, consultants, suppliers, government authorities and utilities. Together they drive industry discussion and debate, and inform all levels of government to achieve successful planning, infrastructure, affordability and environmental outcomes.

Over the years, the services and products delivered to members have grown and include research, advocacy, business development, EnviroDevelopment, award recognition and events, and committee participation.

Why we support Greening the West

Many of our land developers have projects in Greening the West areas; as the voice for the industry, we can promote and encourage a better understanding of sustainable urban developments for the good of the whole community. The UDIA is a keen supporter of Greening the West and its initiatives.

Wyndham City Council

The City of Wyndham is in the outer south-western suburbs of Melbourne, between Melbourne and the regional city of Geelong. It spans 542 square kilometres and offers a diverse blend of city, coast, agricultural and country landscapes.

Rich in history and natural beauty, the City is home to world-class open space attractions such as Werribee Open Range Zoo, Victoria State Rose Garden and Point Cook Coastal Park. Its many bike and walk trails, wetlands and creeks showcase the natural beauty of the region and neighbourhood parks and sporting reserves provide recreational space for residents to enjoy.

Why we support Greening the West

Wyndham has experienced the largest and fastest growth in all Victoria and is the third fastest growing city in Australia. It’s estimated residential population is set to exceed 245,000 by 2021.

This increase in population has put strain on the natural environment meaning that support and promotion of environmental and sustainability initiatives such as Greening the West is critical to creating a sustainable Wyndham. Council looks forward to preserving and enhancing green spaces for the benefit of current and future generations.

Department of Transport

The Department of Transport plans, delivers and manages the arterial road network of Victoria. It delivers road safety initiatives and customer focused registration and licensing services.

The Department of Transport manages 80,000 hectares of roadsides and takes a balanced approach to roadside management. This considers factors of road safety, protection of environmental and cultural heritage values, management of fire risk, and preservation and enhancement of roadside amenity.

Why we support Greening the West

The Department of Transport supports the aspirations of Greening the West to improve amenity and the urban environment to enhance the liveability of Melbourne’s western suburbs.

Department of Transport recognises that road reserves support a significant proportion of vegetation and wildlife and make a major contribution to ecological landscape connectivity. During construction and maintenance of roads, the Department of Transport takes measures to maintain – and where possible, improve – the flora, fauna and ecosystems that may be impacted by their work.

Parks Victoria

Parks Victoria is a statutory authority reporting to the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water. It is responsible for managing an expanding estate that covers more than 4 million hectares, or about 18 per cent, of Victoria.

Parks Victoria works with other government and non-government organisations and community groups such as the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, catchment management authorities, private landowners, friends groups, volunteers, licensed tour operators, lessees, research institutes and the broader community.

It is Parks Victoria’s primary responsibility to ensure parks are healthy and resilient for current and future generations. They manage parks in the context of their surrounding landscape and in partnership with Traditional Owners.

Why we support Greening the West

Parks Victoria is committed to protecting and enhancing park values and engaging with the community in the planning, management and care of Victoria’s parks and reserves.

Partnership with Greening the West helps support community initiatives that align with their own corporate objectives

Melbourne Water

Melbourne Water is owned by the Victorian Government and is responsible for managing water supply catchments, treating and supplying drinking and recycled water, removing and treating most of Melbourne’s sewage, and managing waterways and major drainage systems in the Port Phillip and Westernport region.

Melbourne Water engages with the community and stakeholders to share knowledge and increase interest in waterways and adjacent land. They do this through incentive schemes that provide funding and support to land owners and managers, focusing on private land along waterways and public recreational facilities managed by Parks Victoria and local councils. 

More information on the types of funding, advice and other non-financial support are available on Melbourne Water’s website.

Melbourne Water’s Healthy Waterways Strategy outlines the organisation’s role in managing rivers, estuaries and wetlands in the Port Phillip and Westernport region. The strategy focuses on investing in areas that the community values, improving environmental outcomes and increasing liveability. These objectives are closely aligned with the Stormwater Strategy which focuses on managing stormwater to protect and improve the health of waterways and bays.

Together, these strategies provide an integrated water cycle management approach to achieve multiple community outcomes and enhance Melbourne’s liveability, which closely aligns with Greening the West’s targets.

Both strategies can be viewed here.

Why we support Greening the West

Melbourne Water supports Greening the West in a broad range of activities that contribute to urban greening, by utilising land and waterway management and integrated water solutions. The Greening the West initiative helps Melbourne Water achieve its vision of ‘enhancing life and liveability’, leading to desirable urban spaces and environments and healthy waterways and bays.

Maribyrnong City Council

The City of Maribyrnong is the smallest and most densely populated municipality in the metropolitan area. It sits on the Maribyrnong River, four kilometers west of the Melbourne CBD and covers a land area of 31.2 square kilometers.

The residential population of 81,859 in 2014 is forecast to increase by up to 40 per cent by 2031.

In October 2014, Council adopted the Open Space Strategy to guide the future provision, design and management of public open space in the City of Maribyrnong. As part of this strategy, the Maribyrnong Street Tree Strategy will establish 11,000 new street trees, to add to the existing 28,000 trees. It will support and grow the City’s street trees as an essential public green infrastructure asset, intrinsic to the City’s appeal and function.

Many other greening initiatives are underway. Community gardens are flourishing, revegetation along river corridors and creeks is in progress, and upgrades are improving function and amenity to Newell’s Paddock Reserve – home to wetlands, birdlife, wildlife, native plants and recreation areas for residents young and old.

Council continues to work towards the creation, preservation and enhancement of its green spaces for the benefit of the environment and the wellbeing of its residents.

Why we support Greening the West

The Greening the West Strategic Plan aligns with the Council Plan 2013-17 – in particular, key issues like planting more native flora, establishing more local food production initiatives, greening Maribyrnong and creating more open space.

Council supports Greening the West’s aspirations to improve community health and combat the growing threats posed by climate change and transport-related pollution.



LeadWest is a non-profit, non-partisan regional organisation for Melbourne’s west. It’s focused on supporting sustainable growth and regional development.

Their membership includes all six local governments in Melbourne’s west. These are joined by major companies and other organisations, each with substantial operations or interests that are based in Melbourne’s west. LeadWest also has a growing number of affiliates, primarily not-for-profit organisations and each play a significant role in the region.

Why we support Greening the West

Melbourne’s west has a diverse and valued natural environment. Wetlands, beaches, river systems, parks, gardens and grassland reserves provide habitat for wildlife, flora and fauna – many of them threatened species.

Like Greening the West, LeadWest’s aim is to enhance the environment and provide a platform on which urban growth can be shaped to generate highly liveable communities. LeadWest prioritises green and healthy outcomes in its support for sustainable development in the region.