Wyndham City’s 2018-2019 State of the Environment Report describes actions undertaken by Council and the community in 2018/19 to protect and enhance the natural environment and improve sustainability in Wyndham. Further, it reports on Council’s environmental achievements and progress towards the targets set out in the Wyndham City Environment and Sustainability Strategy 2016-2040, Integrated Water Cycle Management Plan, Waste and Litter Strategy 2016-2040 and City Forest and Habitat Strategy 2017-2040 in an integrated way.
Wyndham City is located on the south-western edge of metropolitan Melbourne, covering an area of 542km2, featuring 27.4km of coastline along Port Phillip Bay, and is adjacent to the municipalities of Greater Geelong, Moorabool, Melton, Brimbank and Hobsons Bay. Wyndham is home to significant waterways, wetlands, coastal areas and grasslands, such as the Werribee River, Skeleton Creek, the Port Phillip Bay coastline, Truganina Cemetery remnant grassland, the Point Cook Coastal Park and the Western Treatment Plant Wetlands.
Wyndham is one of Melbourne’s designated growth corridors and has one of the fastest growth rates in Victoria with a population of 270,478 in 2019, forecast to grow to 489.379 by 2041. This increase in population has put strain on the natural environment and requires ongoing investment to keep up with demands for environmental services including water management, waste management and a safe climate.