Bellarine Basin rehabilitation

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We’re embarking on a project to transform our disused Bellarine Basin site into more than 30 hectares of environmental and public open space to be enjoyed by the community for years to come.

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 disused 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.


Have your say and help us reimagine this space

The feedback period for stage one closed on 6 September 2021. We will share the outcomes of the consultation with you via this web page soon.

The next stage of consultation will focus on the activities you would like to see on the site.

Using feedback from Wadawurrung Traditional Owners, the local community and key stakeholders, we will then develop a concept plan for the site and check back in with you before finalising the masterplan.


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. We will engage with Traditional Owners, key stakeholders, neighbouring land owners and the wider community to inform a plan for the site. Read more via the Latest News below.


Rehabilitation plan




Tree harvesting plan

The trees not highlighted show the areas of pine trees that will be retained in the short term to complement the regrowth of native vegetation and preserve and improve local wildlife habitats.




We’re embarking on a project to transform our disused Bellarine Basin site into more than 30 hectares of environmental and public open space to be enjoyed by the community for years to come.

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 disused 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.


Have your say and help us reimagine this space

The feedback period for stage one closed on 6 September 2021. We will share the outcomes of the consultation with you via this web page soon.

The next stage of consultation will focus on the activities you would like to see on the site.

Using feedback from Wadawurrung Traditional Owners, the local community and key stakeholders, we will then develop a concept plan for the site and check back in with you before finalising the masterplan.


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. We will engage with Traditional Owners, key stakeholders, neighbouring land owners and the wider community to inform a plan for the site. Read more via the Latest News below.


Rehabilitation plan




Tree harvesting plan

The trees not highlighted show the areas of pine trees that will be retained in the short term to complement the regrowth of native vegetation and preserve and improve local wildlife habitats.




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Page last updated: 13 October 2021, 10:17