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

Participate in a walking tour of the Bolin Bolin Billabong with Wurundjeri Woiwurrung and Melbourne Water and learn details of current ecological and cultural management challenges.

On this two-hour walking tour you’ll learn about the significance of this site, the challenges facing Bolin Bolin and the collaborative approach taken to restore and safeguard the billabong’s ecological integrity whilst protecting and maintaining vital cultural values. Balancing the many current and past values of Bolin Bolin has provided a multi benefit management focus. Melbourne Water is working with Parks Victoria, Manningham Council and Wurundjeri Woiwurrung to restore and monitor the impact of influencing watering regimes. An ongoing focus on ecological integrity also provides improved habitat for wildlife and enhanced community amenity.

Presented by Open House Melbourne and Melbourne Water for Waterfront – part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV. 

Photo: courtesy of Melbourne Water.

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191 Bulleen Rd, Bulleen VIC 3105

Time & Date

Tuesday 17 March 2020
FREE, bookings essential

Meet at the Veneto Club carpark.

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-bite resistant clothing or carried at all times.

Booking Info

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