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Since 2012, Western Water has offered a range of grants to support the development of sustainable gardens, green spaces and environmental projects in our service region.

In 2016 there were 16 recipients of Western Water grants. Each recipient received up to $2,000 in funding to pay for plants or equipment.

See the winners


  • Early Learning Kinder (Melton) to support a wide range of water saving initiatives including rainwater tanks, buckets, watering cans and automatic taps.
  • Lancefield Kinder to connect a watering system, pump and timed sprinkler to a rainwater tank.

Primary schools

  • Al Iman College (Melton South) to fund a water tank as well as yard improvements and a kitchen garden project.
  • Melton South Primary School to connect a watering system to unused tanks for indigenous and other gardens.
  • Wedge Park Primary School (Melton) to fund the purchase of a tank, irrigation system, weed mats, soil and plants to develop vegetable gardens for whole school learning opportunities.
  • St Anne's Primary School (Sunbury) to fund a water tank for a sensory garden.
  • Mount Macedon Primary School for the installation of a herb garden via a gro-wall structure to complement their vegie garden.
  • St Bernard's Primary School (Bacchus Marsh) to purchase a tank, irrigation system, materials, fruit trees and vegie boxes to support their sustainable gardening program.

Secondary schools

  • Staughton College (Melton South) to develop an edible garden to support learnings across the curriculum.
  • Sunbury College to fund the purchase of materials and tools for the Year 9 vegie garden project.

Community groups

  • Sunbury Community Health to develop a disability friendly community play space between the Village Green and Sunbury Community Health including a sustainable water play area and wicking beds.
  • Woodend Neighbourhood House for the development of an interactive and educational garden using sound sustainability principles, generating multiple educational and social outcomes.
  • Riddells Creek Park Upgrade for the development of an indigenous garden in the park.
  • Romsey Neighbourhood House to help convert an unused car parking area into an edible community garden with raised garden beds, a worm farm and related mural on the wall. 

Environment groups

  • Friends of Blind Creek (Sunbury) to develop a "Water. Life. Growth." environmental education day including educational information and an environmental planting along Blind Creek.
  • Werribee River Association for community education materials including banners, a stand and signs to support the work of the association. 

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