Integrated Water Management
The Dandenong IWM Forum Area encompasses some of Victoria’s most iconic waterways and landscapes. The catchment covers an area of approximately 1,236 km2, extending in the northeast from the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges south to Mornington Peninsula on Port Phillip Bay. It includes regional catchments flowing into Port Phillip Bay from Port Melbourne to Point Nepean. The landscape of the Dandenong catchment varies from mountainous forested areas, wetlands and coastal beaches, to densely populated and expanding areas on Melbourne’s fringe.
Read the Strategic Directions Statement for the Dandenong catchment below:
Western Port Region
The Western Port IWM Forum Area lies 70 km to the southeast of Melbourne, Victoria. The catchment covers an area of approximately 3,207 km2, extending from Mount Dandenong in the west and following the southern slopes of the Great Dividing Range to San Remo. The eastern extent of the Forum Area follows through to the centre of the Mornington Peninsula and includes Phillip Island. The Forum Area excludes French Island, which is unincorporated land located to the north of Phillip Island.
Read the Strategic Directions Statement for the Western Port catchment below: