Cardinia Reservoir dam upgrade 

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We’re planning to complete a dam safety upgrade to Cardinia Reservoir in the summer of 2024/25, to protect and prolong the life of one of Victoria’s most pristine water catchments that supplies Melburnians with world-class drinking water.

Cardinia Reservoir giant pine scale removal


Melbourne Water is removing the infestation of ‘giant pine scale’ from Cardinia Reservoir and replanting the affected areas with native plants. These works will protect the local environment from further damage from giant pine scale and ensure the long-term biodiversity of the area.

Compost Under Vines Macedon Ranges


This three-year project is trialling the financial and environmental benefits of urban green waste mulch under vines in the Macedon Ranges. Certified compost has been placed in vine rows at three vineyards and are being compared to control row with standard practices (brushcutting under vine). Electronic data loggers are being used to monitor progress hourly and grape quality is being assessed at each annual harvest.