A masterplan for local improvement on part of the Little River
The aim of this project is to develop a masterplan for improvement to the reach of the Little River immediately below the weir from McLeans Reserve to the bluestone Rothwell bridge on Old Melbourne Road.
The masterplan will guide Landcare volunteers working with Council, Melbourne Water and sponsors to implement the plan. The plan will be implemented by members of local community groups including Little River Community Landcare, Council and Melbourne Water over the next 5 – 10 years.
Themes and Local Areas
|Other Themes:||Native Vegetation, Native Animals, Communities|
|Primary Local Area:||Moorabool, Melton, Wyndham & Greater Geelong|
|Other Local Areas:||–|
|Project location:||Little River|
|Scale of the project:||One place|
|New or continuing work:||New project/work|
|Lead organisation:||Little River Community Landcare Inc|
|Key partners:||Wyndham City Council, Melbourne Water, Little River Historical Society, Little River Lions|
|Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:||Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation|
|Opportunities for investors within this project start from:||$$ (Tens of thousands of dollars)|
|Estimated scale of investment for full project implementation:||$$ (Tens of thousands of dollars)|
|Estimated timeframe for full project implementation:||2-10 years|
Contribution toward targets
|Primary Regional Catchment Strategy targets and contribution to its achievement:||Vegetation along waterways – An average score for vegetation extent along waterways of HIGH and for vegetation quality along waterways of MODERATE across the Werribee catchment.|
Waterway Amenity – an average score for waterway amenity of HIGH across the Werribee catchment.
Native vegetation – Revegetation
Major new biolinks – a major biolink established along river corridors
Native animals – Diversity of native animals
Cultural Heritage Sites – Aboriginal cultural heritage sites formally registered and protected across the Wyndham and Greater Geelong area, and Traditional Owner representatives involved in the care and preservation of key cultural heritage sites
Indigenous representation in NRM – all major natural resource management planning forums and processes across the Wyndham and Greater Geelong area include indigenous representation and recognise Traditional Owners as the voice of their Country.
Landcare Group health – Landcare groups maintain an average group health score of at least 3.7
Community volunteering – in 2050, there is at least 70,000 hours of community volunteering contributing to natural resource management each year
|Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:||Support people take action for nature|
|Relevant National Landcare Program priority:||–|