Blue Carbon Lab – Deakin University: 2021 Finalist – Healthy environment

Last updated: 15 October 2021
man in blue jumper and beige hat taking measurements in the wetlands covered in purple flowers Blue Carbon Lab – Deakin University is a finalist for an Industry Leader award in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2021 – Healthy environment category.

Victorian Coastal Wetland Restoration Program

The Deakin-led Victorian Coastal Wetland Restoration Program brings together a range of stakeholders to oversee the restoration of 600 hectares of critical wetland habitat. It is a nature based solution to sequester carbon, mitigating the risks of climate change and helping recover Victoria's native biodiversity.

Through collaboration with project partners, the program achieved multiple key outcomes that included:

  • developing a restoration action plan to transform industrial land into natural wetland
  • completion of on ground coastal wetland protection works
  • working with traditional owners and community members to monitor and protect heritage sites and coastal wetlands.

Healthy environment 2021 finalists