Project delivery: Mallee Catchment Management Authority

Targeted outcomes:

  • Environmental; Native vegetation, fauna and fish
  • Economic; Town water supply
  • Social and Cultural; Recreational
  • Long-term monitoring site

Restoration works

The Kings Billabong Flagship Waterway has nationally significant wetlands and diverse environmental landscapes. This covers over 216 hectares of adjacent and riparian land.

This project improves the ecological and cultural values with a range of planned works.

It builds on existing works that improved the conditions, including:

  • delivery of environmental water to 6 waterways
  • tracks that reduce damage from foot traffic
  • improved visitor facilities like new canoe launches and fishing platforms
  • development of a Cultural Heritage Management Plan.

Ecological values

Floodplains are important ecosystems for native vegetation. Track upgrades, signage, and new fencing discourage using unofficial tracks. This will help improve the vegetation's condition. Floodplains that are in good condition will support many native fish species as well.

Social and cultural values

Mallee Catchment Management Authority (MCMA) will deliver programs that drive engagement with local people. Community groups will have an important role in on-ground works over 60 hectares.

MCMA also works with Traditional Owners, delivering priority management actions from their Cultural Heritage Management Plan. This includes protecting a large shell midden; an area of cultural significance.

Track upgrades will also support uses for local community groups. They can fish, camp, bushwalk and bike ride the area with better access.

Page last updated: 09/09/23