Little River Weir improvement

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

Primary Theme:Waterways
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

Project partners

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

Investment opportunities

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:

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