Melbourne Water looks after Melbourne’s 8400 kilometres of waterways. As the caretaker of Melbourne’s waterways, our aim is to have healthy rivers and creeks supporting a diverse range of plants and animals, including native fish, frogs and platypus. Healthy, vibrant waterways are a key part of maintaining Melbourne’s status as the world’s most liveable city – and we’re committed to enhancing the life and liveability of our communities.
Public sightings of platypuses are invaluable and complement results from our biannual Urban Platypus Program surveys to monitor the status of platypus populations throughout Melbourne. This data helps to establish the health of waterways and guide management of our rivers and creeks.
Wimmera Catchment Management Authority
Wimmera CMA is the caretaker of the Wimmera’s creeks, rivers and wetlands. It works with landholders and partners such as Landcare and government agencies to undertake activities such as environmental flows and riparian vegetation management to maintain and improve habitat and water quality that benefit platypuses and many other native plants and animals. With currently only a handful of platypuses believed to inhabit the catchment, increasing knowledge about the numbers and distribution of platypuses will enable the Wimmera CMA to track progress towards its long-term aim of seeing the population recovering and repopulating much of its former range.
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