Bellarine Basin rehabilitation

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Image of Bellarine Basin vegetation

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 - stage two feedback period now open

Working together with our agency advisory group – which includes Wadawurrung Traditional Owners, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Corangamite Catchment Management Authority and City of Greater Geelong – we have developed a list of proposed site uses and activities.

We are keen to get your input into this list.

Closing date for feedback: Monday 14 March 2022


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 - stage two feedback period now open

Working together with our agency advisory group – which includes Wadawurrung Traditional Owners, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Corangamite Catchment Management Authority and City of Greater Geelong – we have developed a list of proposed site uses and activities.

We are keen to get your input into this list.

Closing date for feedback: Monday 14 March 2022


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 are seeking feedback from the community on the uses and activities for the Bellarine Basin site. 

    Please have your say via our short, 10 minute survey. We value and appreciate your input.  

    We’re committed to protecting your privacy.

    Barwon Water is collecting this information to inform future planning for the Bellarine Basin site, and other related programs and activities.

    Any comments made via this survey may be published as part of a Barwon Water report. However, Barwon Water will not publish any personal details collected as part of this survey.

    Demographic data allows Barwon Water to assess whether it is providing all areas of the community with an opportunity to be involved. Providing this information is optional. Demographic data may be published in an aggregate form and used as part of a Barwon Water report.

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    Closing date for feedback: Monday 14 March 2022

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