|Location||44 km (27 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Wyndham|
Cocoroc's history starts in 1892 when the Melbourne and Metropolitan Board of Works established the Metropolitan Sewage Farm on the western bank of the Werribee River, to treat the effluent from Melbourne's new sewerage system.
This area was isolated and too far from Melbourne, so a village was built to house the workers, which became the town of Cocoroc.
In 1910 Cocoroc had a population of 300. It developed further in the 1920s, with the area including a public hall and three primary schools, the first one having been opened in 1894.
Today the town is all but gone, but the name Cocoroc survives, encompassing the area of what is now called the Western Treatment Plant, which covers around 10,500 hectares and treats about 60% of Melbourne's sewage.
- Melbourne Water. "Western Treatment Plant". melbournewater.com.au. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
- Australian Places - Metropolitan Farm
- Melbourne Water - Cocoroc (History of Western Treatment Plant)
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