Black Rock environmental precinct launched

The Black Rock environmental precinct was officially launched this week following years of work to enhance and protect the unique area surrounding the region's largest sewage treatment and water recycling facility.

Image shows Barwon Water's Carl Bicknell (Genaral Manager Water Systems) and David Barkley (Manger Water Reclamation) with community reference group members Susan Howells and Beth Ross checking on some of the 110,000-plus native tress planted in the environmental precinct.

Barwon Water's Carl Bicknell (Genaral Manager Water Systems) and David Barkley (Manger Water Reclamation) with community reference group members Susan Howells and Beth Ross checking on some of the 110,000-plus native tress planted in the environmental precinct.

The precinct, which takes in 403 hectares of land around the Black Rock Water Reclamation Plant, is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna.

Numerous initiatives within the precinct include:

  • an extensive revegetation program which has seen the planting of more than 110,000 native trees grown at our community nursery
  • working with Birds Australia to raise awareness and protect the hooded plover, a wader-bird listed as a vulnerable species in Victoria
  • managing 3.2 km of foreshore on behalf of the Department of Sustainability and Environment
  • wildlife corridors to protect the rich biodiversity of the area
  • surrounding land used for research and share farming.

We have also formed a new community reference group to seek community feedback. The group includes local residents, business owners, representatives from community groups and government bodies.

The Black Rock environmental precinct is an integral part of our commitment to deliver quality services in an environmentally sensitive manner.


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