Waterway Management Plans

UPDATED May 2019:

The Lower Vasse River and Toby Inlet Waterway Management Plans (WMP) are key projects of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways (RGW) Program, to improve water quality and ecosystem health for these waterways. The City of Busselton has been developing these WMPs in collaboration with the community and other stakeholders that have a role in future implementation of the WMPs. The consultation process has been central to developing the draft vision, objectives and management strategies. Review of existing resources and outcomes from additional investigations have also informed the WMPs.

The Waterway Management Plans for the Lower Vasse River and Toby Inlet were adopted by Council on 22 May 2019 as guides to future planning. Actions of the Waterway Management Plans will be implemented as resources and funding permit.




Waterway Management Plans

The health of the Lower Vasse River and Toby Inlet are of significant concern to our community, owing to problems of algal blooms, sedimentation and reduced flows.

The waterway management plans will guide future management actions to improve water quality, ecological health and community enjoyment. The plans were developed following an independent review of the waterways, which highlighted the lack of leadership and planning for these important waterways. The waterway management plans are part of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program, which is overseen by the Vasse Taskforce.

After reviewing the Lower Vasse River Waterway Management Plan and Toby Inlet Waterway Management Plan, please take the time to complete the survey of your choice to share your thoughts. Should you wish to make comment on both plans, please complete both the Lower River Waterway Management Survey and the Toby Inlet Waterway Management Survey below.

Public submissions will be evaluated and will contribute to the development of the final waterway management plans, scheduled for May 2019. The final plans will include a report on the submissions received.

UPDATED May 2019:

The Lower Vasse River and Toby Inlet Waterway Management Plans (WMP) are key projects of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways (RGW) Program, to improve water quality and ecosystem health for these waterways. The City of Busselton has been developing these WMPs in collaboration with the community and other stakeholders that have a role in future implementation of the WMPs. The consultation process has been central to developing the draft vision, objectives and management strategies. Review of existing resources and outcomes from additional investigations have also informed the WMPs.

The Waterway Management Plans for the Lower Vasse River and Toby Inlet were adopted by Council on 22 May 2019 as guides to future planning. Actions of the Waterway Management Plans will be implemented as resources and funding permit.




Waterway Management Plans

The health of the Lower Vasse River and Toby Inlet are of significant concern to our community, owing to problems of algal blooms, sedimentation and reduced flows.

The waterway management plans will guide future management actions to improve water quality, ecological health and community enjoyment. The plans were developed following an independent review of the waterways, which highlighted the lack of leadership and planning for these important waterways. The waterway management plans are part of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program, which is overseen by the Vasse Taskforce.

After reviewing the Lower Vasse River Waterway Management Plan and Toby Inlet Waterway Management Plan, please take the time to complete the survey of your choice to share your thoughts. Should you wish to make comment on both plans, please complete both the Lower River Waterway Management Survey and the Toby Inlet Waterway Management Survey below.

Public submissions will be evaluated and will contribute to the development of the final waterway management plans, scheduled for May 2019. The final plans will include a report on the submissions received.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    After reviewing the Lower Vasse River Waterway Management Plan, please take the time to complete the survey below to share your thoughts.

    After reviewing the Lower Vasse River Waterway Management Plan, please take the time to complete the survey below to share your thoughts.

    Take Survey
  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    After reviewing the Toby Inlet Waterway Management Plan, please take the time to complete the survey below to share your thoughts.

    After reviewing the Toby Inlet Waterway Management Plan, please take the time to complete the survey below to share your thoughts.

    Take Survey