December 14, 2023

The Kiitjarra-dja-bul Bullarto langi-ut project covers the Lower Moorabool River corridor from near Meredith to Geelong and the Lower Barwon River corridor from Geelong to Barwon Heads.

A draft masterplan has been developed for the corridor involving extensive consultation with the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners, the general community, land managers and other project partners.

The draft masterplan presents a long-term vision for the river corridor including a program of infrastructure, environmental and cultural projects to further connect the community to the corridor, while protecting and enhancing the environmental and cultural assets.  

Of particular relevance to the Moorabool River corridor, the masterplan supports the further development of Golden Plains Shire Moorabool River Reserve at Batesford, proposes modest improvements to facilities at several river road crossings between Batesford and near Meredith and proposes trail links between Batesford and Geelong (subject to landowner negotiation).

The draft masterplan was publicly released for comment in early July for a 6-week consultation period (

In total, we received 125 on-line survey responses, 45 verbal responses from 3 drop-in sessions and 7 written responses from community groups and individuals. We are currently reviewing the feedback and will be releasing the final version of the masterplan in January 2024.

The Corangamite CMA is providing funds to progress several priority masterplan projects including $175,000 to Golden Plains Shire for the Golden Plains Shire Council Moorabool River Reserve at Batesford. The funds will be used to help realise the vision in the recently completed Moorabool River Reserve Masterplan:

The project is currently funded by the Department of Energy Environment and Climate Action (DEECA) as an initiative of the Rivers of the Barwon (Barre Warre Yulluk) Action Plan.

The project is co-ordinated by the Corangamite CMA on behalf of a partnership of Wadawurrung Traditional Owners, Local Government and several State Government agencies.

More information on the project can be found at:

Any questions on the project can be directed to the CCMA project manager, Andrew Harrison ph: 0413 605 771, email:

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