Investing in the Moorabool

Barwon Water is proud to partner with the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority and the local community to restore the health of the Moorabool River.

The Living Moorabool is the first of 10 flagship waterways projects across the state, and comes with a $520,000 funding commitment from Barwon Water over the next four years.

We’re focussing on promoting the shared benefits of a healthier river including swimming holes, fishing spots, and improved recreational facilities.  We’re also working hand-in-hand with Traditional Owners to ensure Aboriginal values are preserved, and with the community through an innovative ‘citizen science’ project.

Greater Geeelong’s drinking water is partly supplied from reservoirs on the Moorabool River, which is home to some of the most endangered plant species in Australia and wildlife such as birds, fish and platypus.

The Living Moorabool project is part of the state government’s Water for Victoria plan which supports the environmental, cultural and recreational benefits that regional waterways provide to communities. It’s also a key partnership identified in Barwon Water’s Strategy 2030 and an outstanding example of how we’re working together to facilitate regional prosperity.   

  Discover the Living Moorabool website  

  Victorian Government media release: Investment to improve the health of the Moorabool River 

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