Waterfront: Water Regimes of Bolin Bolin – Past, Present and Future

On this two-hour walking tour you’ll learn about the significance of the site, the challenges facing Bolin Bolin and the collaborative approach taken to restore the billabong.

Melbourne Water is working with Parks Victoria, Manningham Council and Wurundjeri Land and Compensation Cultural Heritage Council Aboriginal Corporation to restore natural water regimes, remove weeds and rehabilitate Bolin Bolin, providing improved habitat for wildlife and enhanced community amenity. The Bolin Bolin Integrated Water Management Project is a collaboration between Manningham Council, City of Boroondara and Carey Baptist Grammar School, which aims to capture and treat stormwater to irrigate local sports grounds.

Waterfront is presented by Open House Melbourne as part of Melbourne Design Week—an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV. Water Regimes of Bolin Bolin is co-presented by Melbourne Water.

Photo: courtesy of Melbourne Water Corporation.

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191 Bulleen Rd, Bulleen VIC 3105

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Access Requirements:

Please be aware that Bolin Bolin Billabong is home to many types of wildlife, including snakes. To ensure your safety on site, it is very important that you dress appropriately with closed boots or shoes, long thick trousers such as jeans (active wear leggings are not appropriate), long-sleeved shirts, sunscreen, water, hats and raincoats (weather dependent). High visibility vests will be provided.

Unfortunately the site is not suitable for pushchair or wheelchair access. The tour will be tailored to an adult audience, however if children are attending, they must be appropriately dressed with snake-bike resistant clothing or carried at all times.


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