Litter Hotspots Round One

On 3 February 2014, the Minister for Environment and Climate Change announced funding allocations totalling $100,000 for 10 local organisations to implement their projects.

The table below outlines the projects, the funding they were allocated and their activities in either the Bay or the Yarra.

For further project information please click on the blue titles in the tables below to read the case studies.

Mornington Peninsula Regional Waste Management Group A Clean Port Phillip Bay Foreshore is in Your Hands Build capacity within the community to reduce beach litter at three hotspot sites along the Port Philip Bay foreshore in Mornington and Mount Martha. $7,000
City Port Phillip / EcoCentre Clean Beach Coalition This project proposes joint coordination of a local ‘clean beach coalition’ to facilitate a range of anti-litter actions. $14,000
Bayside City Council Cleaner Beaches and Community Spaces Take a threefold approach to focus on both education and infrastructure, relating to :
  • food litter and pest issues
  • targeting high use foreshore areas
  • reducing stormwater litter.
Kingston City Council Upstream to Outfall, Let’s Take Out the Trash Locally empowered volunteer group to re-invigorate existing catchment clean ups by increasing litter awareness within local businesses and schools, with scheduled litter pick-ups and catchment care events.  $9,000
Hobsons Bay City Council Cigarette Butt Litter Reduction Build relationships throughout the local community to educate, enforce and reduce cigarette butt litter in public places, targeting traders, recreation facilities and sporting clubs within identified hotspots. $5,000
Dolphin Research Institute Community Perceptions Research and Engagement
Tailor the ISIC model to work intensively in litter hotspot areas by developing young community leaders as ambassadors reinforced by:
  • highlighting the value of the Bay’s marine treasures
  • conducting base-line social and litter research via a citizen science program
  • holding community and business clean-up activities.
Melbourne City Council Laneways Litter Prevention Program Building on strategies of its LYLS project in Hardware Lane, Melbourne City Council plans to engage food businesses in an identified hotspot area to raise awareness and promote local litter prevention champions. $6,500
Yarra City Council Building Behaviour to Target Litter in Fitzroy Yarra City Council proposes extending its successful LYLS program in the North Fitzroy Shopping Area and Edinburgh Gardens into the more intensive food and business precincts of Smith and Brunswick Streets. $10,500
Manningham City Council Keep our Yarra River litter free This project will focus on building community partnerships, educating the local schools, implementing new infrastructure and incorporating enforcement to reduce litter and provide community members with a better understanding of the effects litter has on our environment. $13,300
Darebin City Council Spring Clean Preston Central A multilingual communication and education program centred on behaviour change and local business engagement to reduce litter from the Preston Central Shopping Precinct (including Preston Market) to improve water quality into the Merri Creek and the Yarra River. $9,200

For a copy of the full 2013-14 Litter Hotspots Program Evaluation Report please contact:

Stan Vermeeren
Litter Program Coordinator
Phone: (03) 8698 9829

Last updated: 16/03/2016