Dewing Creek restoration project

26 Jun 2019

Barwon Water’s latest river restoration project is nearing completion as it works to protect water quality for the Geelong region.

The rehabilitation of Dewing Creek south of Colac involved installing fencing, removing willows and planting more than 30,000 plants along the waterway.

The creek runs through a leasehold cattle property which had about 2.8 kilometres of unprotected river frontage before the $300,000 project began.

The property has a catchment area of about 20 square kilometres with water diverted into the greater Geelong water supply just 400 metres downstream from its boundary.

Establishing new fencing to keep stock out of the waterway had been a major focus of the project with stock manure a major risk to water quality.