Update on remediation approach for Boundary Creek and Big Swamp environments
In mid-September, Barwon Water received a Section 78 Ministerial Notice pursuant to Section 78 of the Water Act 1989, directing the corporation to develop and implement a remediation for the Boundary Creek and Big Swamp environments.
Barwon Water welcomed the notice for a legally enforceable remediation plan for the Boundary Creek and Big Swamp environments impacted by past groundwater extraction at Barwon Downs.
The notice provides added assurance to the community and legally enshrines Barwon Water’s intention to remediate Boundary Creek and Big Swamp.
Barwon Water will fully cooperate with the Section 78 notice to get the right outcomes. Furthermore, we are committed to working closely with the local community, key agencies and technical experts in the years ahead as we work towards developing and implementing the remediation plan.
We have been engaging with the community, key stakeholders and community nominated technical experts through our Boundary Creek Remediation Working Group to help Barwon Water design the remediation plan including identifying what the success measures might be.
Barwon Water will continue to provide updates to the community on this project.