Protecting the environment and promoting sustainability across Melbourne’s west

WREC aims to cultivate a vibrant network of individuals, community groups and decision makers to create a long-term sustainable vision for the western metropolitan region of Melbourne.

Working in partnership and empowering communities is central to the work of WREC.

The WREC was formed in 2001 following a campaign between 1997-98 to stop a toxic dump being developed in Werribee.

The Eco-Living Centre


WREC Director Harry van Moorst 

WREC manages the day-to-day operations of the Eco-Living Centre based at 28 Ridge Drive. The Eco-Living Centre is the home of various other like-minded groups including Shoestring Gardening and Werribee River Association. The centre is available for community groups to use by applying to the Director, dependent on availability and suitability.

Click here for a little bit more about WREC Director Harry

How you can get involved?


Sewing bee at the Point Cook Pop Up Park 2018 

WREC is a not-for-profit incorporated association and is governed by a voluntary committee of management. Expressions of interest for new committee members or other volunteer roles are welcomed.

WREC invites individuals, families and organisations to become an active member with a membership fee being as low as $15 per annum.

WREC may be able to assist you with your environmental work, passion or concern by linking you to other local groups, information and support. Please check out the community directory too and email us if you have anything to add.

There are many ways you can support your environment.

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