Bellarine Basin rehabilitation

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We’re embarking on a project to transform our former 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 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

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the proposed site uses and activities. The survey closed on Monday 14 March 2022. We will share a summary of the community feedback received via the web page once the report is finalised.

The next stage of consultation will include a concept plan, which shows the proposed layout and activities for the site in a map based form. We will seek feedback from the community on the concept plan before finalising a project plan and commencing implementation.


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. Protecting native flora and fauna is a key priority for this project. Read more via the Latest News below.




We’re embarking on a project to transform our former 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 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

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the proposed site uses and activities. The survey closed on Monday 14 March 2022. We will share a summary of the community feedback received via the web page once the report is finalised.

The next stage of consultation will include a concept plan, which shows the proposed layout and activities for the site in a map based form. We will seek feedback from the community on the concept plan before finalising a project plan and commencing implementation.


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. Protecting native flora and fauna is a key priority for this project. Read more via the Latest News below.




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Page last updated: 05 May 2022, 12:32 PM