A Vision and Management Objectives for the Lower Vasse River and Toby Inlet

Revitalising Geographe Waterways is a State Government initiative to improve water quality, waterway health and management of Geographe Waterways. The program is delivered through partnerships and is overseen by the Vasse Taskforce.

As part of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways Program, the City of Busselton is tasked with preparing Water Management Plans for the Lower Vasse River and Toby Inlet, in consultation with key stakeholders and the local community. The management plans will identify long-term management actions for improving overall water quality of the two waterways. The local community is being widely consulted through the development of the plans to engage

Revitalising Geographe Waterways is a State Government initiative to improve water quality, waterway health and management of Geographe Waterways. The program is delivered through partnerships and is overseen by the Vasse Taskforce.

As part of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways Program, the City of Busselton is tasked with preparing Water Management Plans for the Lower Vasse River and Toby Inlet, in consultation with key stakeholders and the local community. The management plans will identify long-term management actions for improving overall water quality of the two waterways. The local community is being widely consulted through the development of the plans to engage the community in establishing management objectives and ensure community ownership of the final Plans.

The City of Busselton is now inviting the community to review the draft vision and management objectives in a quick survey to ensure the work to date is aligned with community’s expectations for the future management of Toby Inlet and the Lower Vasse River. You are welcome to complete one or both surveys depending on your specific interest.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    As part of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways Program, the City has been working with the community and other partners in developing a draft vision and management objectives for the Toby Inlet. They will inform the development of a water management plan for Toby Inlet. 

    Toby Inlet is a small estuary to the east of the Dunsborough town site in the Geographe catchment. The Inlet provides significant aesthetic and recreation values to adjoining Quindalup residents and the wider Geographe community. During the summer months the Inlet becomes blocked often resulting in its waters becoming stagnant and smelly, with poor visual amenity. 

    As part of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways Program, the City has been working with the community and other partners in developing a draft vision and management objectives for the Toby Inlet. They will inform the development of a water management plan for Toby Inlet. 

    Toby Inlet is a small estuary to the east of the Dunsborough town site in the Geographe catchment. The Inlet provides significant aesthetic and recreation values to adjoining Quindalup residents and the wider Geographe community. During the summer months the Inlet becomes blocked often resulting in its waters becoming stagnant and smelly, with poor visual amenity. 

    We're inviting the community to review the draft vision and management objectives in a quick survey to ensure the work to date is aligned with community’s expectations for the future management of Toby Inlet. 

    Every participant who takes part in the survey will go in the draw to WIN a $100 voucher to Toby's Restaurant courtesy of the Ramada Resort Dunsborough - Toby’s Restaurant (opposite Flametree Winery on Caves Rd)!

    You are also welcome to complete the Lower Vasse River Survey. 


    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    As part of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways Program, the City has been working with the community and other partners in developing a draft vision and management objectives for the Lower Vasse River. They will inform the development of a water management plan for the Lower Vasse River. 

    The Lower Vasse River flows through the centre of Busselton into the internationally significant Vasse-Wonnerup Wetland System. The river is highly valued by the local community and has historically been an iconic feature of the town and focal point for recreational and social events. This section of the river In recent decades has

    As part of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways Program, the City has been working with the community and other partners in developing a draft vision and management objectives for the Lower Vasse River. They will inform the development of a water management plan for the Lower Vasse River. 

    The Lower Vasse River flows through the centre of Busselton into the internationally significant Vasse-Wonnerup Wetland System. The river is highly valued by the local community and has historically been an iconic feature of the town and focal point for recreational and social events. This section of the river In recent decades has had poor water quality with annual blue-green algal blooms over summer months. 

    We're inviting the community to review the draft vision and management objectives in a quick survey to ensure the work to date is aligned with community’s expectations for the future management of the Lower Vasse River. 

    Every participant who takes part in the survey will go in the draw to WIN a family pass to the Underwater Observatory courtesy of the Busselton Jetty!

    You are also welcome to complete the Toby Inlet Survey. 


    Take Survey