A State Government action plan will better protect the Barwon River and other important rivers in the region in an innovative approach to waterways management.
The Barre Warre Yulluk Action Plan (the Rivers of Barwon) identifies seven directions and 30 actions to protect the region’s waterways.
Over the next five years the action plan will guide protection and improvement of community access, amenity and environmental health of the Barwon, Moorabool and other waterways. The plan will improve parkland trails, increase revegetation, repair fencing and manage weeds to strengthen the resilience of these systems.
The Geelong region is transforming rapidly, and with this comes opportunity to protect and enhance our waterways and surrounding land so our growing communities can continue to enjoy their natural environment.
Regional planning policy and new planning controls will be implemented to protect these waterways from inappropriate development.
Barre Warre Yulluk includes the whole network of creeks and rivers from the Barwon (Parwan), Moorabool (Murrabul), Yarrowee (Yarowee) and Leigh (Waywatcurtan) rivers and their tributaries.