The environmental and community place planned for the former Bellarine Basin at the corner of Grubb and Swan Bay roads has been named 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 included removing the old water basin, associated infrastructure, part of the pine plantation and security fencing.

The next phase involves transforming the site and implementing the actions agreed with our community. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide their insight into the vision, proposed site uses and concept plan for the site. This feedback has helped inform the final masterplan pictured below.


Murrk Nguibitj Yarram Yaluk masterplan

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Become a Friend of Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk

A “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:

Friends of Murrk Ngubitj Yarram Yaluk sign up.