The environmental and community place planned for the former Bellarine Basin at the corner of Grubb and Swan Bay roads has a new name, Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk, meaning ‘headwaters of continuous flowing river’ in Wadawurrung language.
The Bellarine Basin, located on the corner of Grubb and Swan Bay Roads, Wallington, is no longer being used for operational purposes. This presents an exciting opportunity to work with Wadawurrung Traditional Owners, the local community and key stakeholders to reimagine this space.
We have received $650,000 funding under the Victorian Government’s Distinctive Areas and Landscapes program and will contribute the same amount to the $1.3-million project to begin remediating and revegetating the site.
We want to transform the basin site into an area that enhances the unique and natural features of the Bellarine Peninsula so that it becomes a place people, birds and native animals can enjoy for generations to come.
What does the project involve?
The first phase of the project focuses on rehabilitating the site and restoring the natural headwaters of Yarram Creek. This will include removing the old water basin, associated infrastructure, part of the pine plantation and security fencing.
The next phase involves engaging with Traditional Owners, key stakeholders, neighbouring land owners and the local community to inform a plan for the site.
Have your say and help us reimagine this spaceFollowing extensive Traditional Owners, community and key stakeholder engagement, we developed a draft concept plan for Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk to demonstrate what the layout and activities could look like in a map-based
form. The community survey closed on Wednesday 10 May 2023. Thank you to everyone who contributed feedback via the survey or at the on site tours. We will share a summary of feedback via the web page as soon as it is available.
Become a Friend of Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk
Become a Friend of Murrk Ngubitj Yarram YalukA “Friends of Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk” will be created to assist with bush regeneration activities. This group will be managed by Bellarine Catchment Network (BCN). If you are interested in being involved, please register your interest via BCN’s form: