Annual Report Cards

2020-21 annual report card

17,675 trees planted
17 kg direct seeded
  15 groups and organisations involved in Grow West    131.55 hectares revegetated  
Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) no volunteers participated in Grow West events.   $50,000 in partner contributions
supporting ongoing planning and coordination
  2 landholders engaged in projects

Over the past 15 years, Grow West has hosted an annual community planting day which attracts over 200 volunteers as well a host of sponsors. Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 event (Balliang Creek Restoration Project) had to be cancelled, but thanks to the generous support of sponsors (Melbourne Water, ANZ, Bacchus Marsh Community Bank, Bacchus Marsh Lions Club, and the Australian Government), work was still about to be undertaken at site. 6,300 indigenous plants were planted along the 2.3 kilometres of Balliang Creek, covering 13.8 hectares. This work will provide a crucial habitat corridor for native birds across the landscape and add an important piece to the vision of Grow West.

A large scale, five-year landscape restoration project in the Rowsley Valley was completed with 11,375 indigenous plants and another 17kg of native seed, covering 118 hectares.

2021-22 will focus on securing a site for the annual Grow West Community Planting Day and securing funding for future landscape restoration works.

Read more in the Grow West Annual Report Card 2020-21 (PDF – 4MB)

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