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

Smoking ceremony at the Moorabool

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