The Living Moorabool was officially launched in November 2017.
The Moorabool River is a source of drinking water to the rapidly growing cities of Ballarat and Geelong. The river also sustains life for some of the most endangered plant species in Australia and is a habitat corridor for birds, fish and platypus.
The Living Moorabool project stemmed from a community desire for a healthier river – one that can support a range of benefits, including improved recreational opportunities and better connections with Traditional Owners.
Activities to be delivered through the project include:
- protecting and improving riparian land
- removal of fish barriers
- delivery of water for the environment.
A key milestone to date has been securing over $0.5 million co-investment of the project by Barwon Water.
Smoking ceremony: image courtesy Corangamite CMA
Discover the Moorabool
The new Discover the Moorabool mobile-friendly website is now live. The site features maps, practical visitor information, impressive drone-captured aerial imagery and details of how the community can get involved in citizen science: ccmaknowledgebase.vic.gov.au/moorabool
Waterway managers: Corangamite CMA