The Kings Billabong Flagship Waterway Project is one of the many large-scale restoration projects across the state made possible through the Victorian Government’s $248 million investment into improving waterway and catchment health across regional Victoria and $17 million investment in improving our iconic urban waterways.
The Kings Billabong Flagship Waterway consists of a series of nationally-significant wetlands and diverse environmental landscapes adjacent to the Murray River covering 219 hectares.
Mallee CMA will deliver localised programs, including community engagement to better connect people with the site, and on-ground works to protect over 60 hectares of waterway vegetation.
The project will consolidate access tracks to protect the floodplains, which are under threat from expanding unofficial track networks, improve community amenities, support local community groups and improve access for fishing, caravanning, camping, bushwalking and bike riding.
This project is building on work already completed to improve the condition of these sites including delivering environmental water to six waterways, track rationalisation, improved visitor facilities like new canoe launches and fishing platforms and developing a Cultural Heritage Management Plan.
Mallee CMA is working with Traditional Owners (First Peoples of the Millewa Mallee Aboriginal Corporation, Ngintait and Latji Latji) to deliver priority management actions from their Cultural Heritage Management Plan, including protecting a large shell midden, an area of cultural significance for the Aboriginal community.
Page last updated: 08/09/22