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The Sparrovale-Nubitj yoorree Wetlands Master Plan was adopted at the 27 July Council Meeting. The Master Plan is located in the document library on the right hand side of this page.
The City would like to thank the community and the various stakeholders who provided input into the development of the plan over the multiple phases of consultation.
We are looking forward to implementing this important plan.
The City of Greater Geelong has released a draft 20-year master plan for the Sparrovale Wetlands, a new world class 500-hectare nature reserve being created near Armstrong Creek. The mix of natural and constructed wetlands will be home to a vast range of plant and animal life, protecting and increasing the region’s biodiversity and serving as a major drawcard for locals and visitors.
The draft master plan divides the development of the wetlands into three phases:
- Phase one (2019-2022): completion of major drainage infrastructure works, pest plant and animal control, protection of threatened flora and fauna;
- Phase two (2022-2030): establishment of public reserve, plus continued pest plant and animal control and revegetation; and
- Phase three (2030-2040): connection of the Barwon River Trail to Geelong, and promotion of Sparrovale Wetlands as a key tourism, environmental, cultural and recreational site for the region.
The draft master plan has been developed with input from Parks Victoria, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, and the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation.
The community is invited to have its say on the draft master plan for the next eight weeks. We recommend that you read the master plan, including the three implementation plans, before providing your comments.
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Phase 1 - 2019 to 2022
Phase 2 - 2022 to 2030
Phase 3 - 2030 to 2040
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