Waterway restored on the Bellarine

Monday, 11 February 2019

The City has nearly finished more than two years of restoration work at Griggs Creek – Clifton Springs and Drysdale’s largest natural creek and main stormwater catchment.

The creek, which winds 1.6 km alongside Jetty Road to the bay, was full of weeds and suffering from drainage and erosion problems before the rehabilitation started.

As well as engineering works to stop erosion, we’ve planted more than 22,000 indigenous plants and removed obstructive weeds and trees from alongside the creek, which will allow native plants and trees to flourish. This important creek is fed by springs from Lake Lorne and other small waterways and plays a critical role capturing stormwater for 853 hectares of Drysdale and Clifton Springs.

Developed as part of the Jetty Road Urban Growth Plan, the rehabilitation has carefully considered new residential growth areas to the west of Jetty Road.

This has included building 1.5 km of new pathways, a road bridge linking new developments to Drysdale and two pedestrian bridges so residents and visitors can enjoy the area without impacting the natural surrounds. The project is expected to be completed by mid-2019.

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