Western Treatment Plant: Amazing habitat for wildlife

Meet our Western Treatment Plant Conservation and Land Officer, Cody, and find out why he thinks the Western Treatment Plant is so special.

Audio described version


Narrator – N1 (Cody McCormack)

[Footage of shorebirds looking for food along the edge of a wetland. Cody McCormack stands in front of a conservation pond/wetland with the You Yangs Regional Park in the background.] 

N1: Having such a large intact habitat which is so close to a city, and it’s one of the, probably the best spot in southeast Australia if not Victoria for things like migratory shore birds, Growling grass frogs, Orange-bellied Parrot; things that are incredibly threatened and endangered, and without this place they potentially wouldn’t exist.

[on-screen text: Cody McCormack. Western Treatment Plant Conservation and Land Officer]

N1: We’re one of the only places, if not the only Ramsar listed, so internationally significant wetland in Australia, which actually actively manages man-made ponds for migratory shore birds and also for other species.

[Footage of migratory shorebird wading in marine habitat along the Western Treatment Plant coastline]

N1: This is a really special place. 

[Aerial footage of the Western Treatment Plant treatment and conservation lagoons] 

[on screen text Melbourne Water logo www.melbournewater.com.au]