Bellarine Catchment Network

Bellarine Catchment Network is a community driven project to protect and enhance the Bellarine Peninsula.

This community driven project recognises that all sections of the community need to play an active role in caring for the environment.  This is best achieved on a catchment wide basis

Since inception the Bellarine Catchment Network (formerly Swan Bay Integrated Catchment Management Committee) and project has achieved significant environmental and education outcomes on the Bellarine Peninsula and has become widely recognised as the peak community environment committee.  These outcomes include assisting in the protection of Swan Bay and Lake Connewarre RAMSAR wetlands, pest plant and animal control, erosion control, remnant habitat protection, revegetation, coastal dune and saltmarsh protection and enhancement.

The Bellarine Catchment Network (BCN) has grown and strengthened over ten years of operation with a wide cross section of community groups and agencies.  It now has thirteen community groups and seven agencies represented on the committee.  It is this integration and diverse representation of community, agency and industry that has led to the level of achievements and joint outcomes on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Contact: Matt Crawley (send a message)
Phone: 0417231853
Postal Address: PO Box, 431 Drysdale, VIC 3222
Street Address: 865 Swan Bay Rd
Town: Mannerim

Our Projects:

Bellarine Indigenous Flora Booklets

Bellarine Indigenous Flora Booklets

The Coastal and Inland Plants of the Bellarine Peninsula has been recently developed by the Bellarine Catchment Network and are now available by phoning 5257 4426.
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BCN Project Area

BCN Project Area


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Ocean Grove Junior Landcare Program

Ocean Grove Junior Landcare Program

Results of the Ocean Grove Biodiversity project.
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Community Frog Monitoring Project

Community Frog Monitoring Project

Information about the Bellarine community frog monitoring project, and link to further information
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Community Plant Nurseries

Community Plant Nurseries

Would you like to help grow local native plants? This project contains information on the Community Plant Nurseries.
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