The Rivers of Warrnambool 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 towards improving our iconic urban waterways.

The Rivers of Warrnambool Flagship Waterway Project aims to protect and rehabilitate the Merri and Hopkins rivers and Brucknell Creek by restoring natural values and connecting people to the rivers.

The rivers, wetlands and estuaries that make up the Flagship Waterway site support a diverse range of native fish, platypus and waterbirds. Around 140 hectares of habitat will be improved through on-ground works such as fencing, weed control and revegetation.

The Glenelg Hopkins CMA will deliver the project collaboratively alongside Traditional Owners, the Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation, community groups, local organisations and private landholders. The project will also directly engage angling groups in riparian and in-stream restoration works by planning, building and installing instream habitat.

Page last updated: 08/09/22