Port Phillip EcoCentre and Werribee River Association
Living Water Workbees
Finalist in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2020 – Community category
Living Water Workbees built a calendar of community action and combined this with a network of water sensitive infrastructure for school and residential properties, to activate distinct 'water sensitive urban design' (WSUD) for the Port Phillip Bay precinct.
In 2019 a total of 132 Workbees were delivered, engaging 2626 volunteers. Workbees removed 4.2 tonnes of litter, planted 3156 plants and conducted 14 citizen science biodiversity surveys. The installed WSUD infrastructure has a total tanks capacity of 191kL and an estimated annual water diversion of 2.3 million litres.