The Pinkerton Link Story

The Pinkerton Link Story: creating a forest out of nothing!

In the beginning: there was the Sludge Paddock!

1. Background 2010

aerial ww surbiton x150Western Water owns a 692 hectare property at Butlers Rd, Mt. Cottrell where it operates the Melton Recycled Water Plant (RWP). A large part of the property is currently leased for farming activity using recycled water from the Melton RWP. The majority of the property consists of agricultural pasture but also incorporates wastewater lagoons and infrastructure, agricultural structures and areas of native vegetation such as Pinkerton Forest and the Werribee River. Melton RWP is within the Victorian Volcanic Plains (VVP) bio-region and is found 1 kilometre west of Mt Cottrell.