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 an important habitat corridor for birds, fish and platypus. The Living Moorabool project stemmed from a community desire for a healthier river that can support a range of benefits.

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CMA) are leading the Living Moorabool project, working in partnership with Traditional Owners and the local community.

The main objectives of the project are to improve native vegetation and habitat within and alongside the river; provide water for the environment to maintain water quality and improve habitat for fish and platypus; to improve and maintain the waterway for cultural values; and to improve the community’s connection to the river through improving engagement, awareness and sustainable recreational use.

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:  

(below) The Living Moorabool Flagship Project launch; video courtesy Corangamite CMA

Part of a cultural smoking ceremony at the project launch event

(above) Part of a cultural smoking ceremony at the project launch event: image courtesy Corangamite CMA

Page last updated: 05/02/20