On-ground works:

  • 76ha Biodiversity planting’s through Natural Heritage Trust Program
  • 25ha Direct seeding through eTree initiative
  • 3.5ha Biodiversity planting sponsored by Medibank Private – 2 staff planting days
  • 68ha of remnant vegetation protected with a Trust for Nature Covenant under the Envirofund Scheme (inc. 3km fencing) (Friends of Werribee Gorge and Long Forest Mallee)
  • Purchase of community planting tools through ABN AMRO/AGL Staff Contribution
  • 20ha Increasing production on farms using native species through National Landcare Program
  • 4 properties undertaken a covenant or section 173 agreement
  • Total 13 Landholders involved in projects located in the core Grow West area


Community Involvement:

  • 6 Grow West Workshops: over 40 people attended in 2004
  • Planning the Plantings: 130 landholders have participated in aerial interpretation resulting in over 2,300ha identified for landscape change in the Grow West area.
  • Medibank Private Staff: 2 staff planting days, over 40 staff participated
  • Community Planting Day with Friends Group: 1 community planting day with 25 volunteers attending.
  • Coimadai, Darley & Pentlands Primary School Tour: National Water Week with 175 students attending
  • Melbourne University: Landscape Architecture Students completed a landscape study on Pentland Hills
  • Over 75 participants in the community consultation meetings
  • Continual liaison with local landcare groups
  • World Environment Day Expo – Moorabool Shire Council