Plans available to view

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
Rivitalisation works will soon begin on the Vasse River at Toby Inlet.
Camera IconRivitalisation works will soon begin on the Vasse River at Toby Inlet. Credit: Busselton Dunsborough Times, Supplied

The final plans for the Revitalising Geographe Waterways project have been released for public viewing.

The Vasse Taskforce, comprising the City of Busselton, GeoCatch, and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, has devised the ongoing management actions to improve the health of the important waterways.

Some significant works have begun, including the control of the Mexican Waterlily and the installation of updated signs in the Lower Vasse River.

Further planning is also occurring to advance the living streams approach in the Lower Vasse River and investigating sediment removal options in the Toby Inlet. Vasse Taskforce chairwoman and South West Region MLC Dr Sally Talbot said community input had been pivotal to the development of the plans.

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“Input from the Vasse Wonnerup Wetlands Collaboration Group and the Toby Inlet Community Advisory Group was central to the development of the plans,” she said.

“Community consultation and feedback ... was invited and has helped inform the development of the objectives and management strategies.”

The final plans will now be implemented, with major works beginning later this year.

To view the final plans, visit the City of Busselton’s website at busselton.wa.gov.au/Envi ronment-Waste/Environmen tal-Planning/Wetlands-and-Waterways.

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