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Living Streams design for Lower Vasse River


As part of the next stage of implementation of the Lower Vasse River Waterway Management Plan

The City has engaged Alluvium Consulting Australia Pty Ltd to design to develop Living Stream designs for the Lower Vasse River. The intention behind this approach is to create conditions less favourable to algal blooms in the river. This may involve removing sediment, revegetation works, changes to the river’s shape and the creation of a diversity of habitats. Water treatment options may also considered.

The City will consult with the community during the project in order to:

  • provide a summary of our understanding of the problem, the project’s objectives, and the potential interventions being considered.
    • Understand community views for each of the project objectives
    • Understand community views for each of the potential interventions
    • Identify high priority areas within the study reach and surrounds

The survey below is for you to contribute your views towards the project’s objectives and potential works.

Click here to take the survey.

Submissions close 23 September 2020.

Community Information Session:

Conceptual plans will be available for public feedback next month and an information session is planned for 16 September 2020 prior to finalising the designs. The Lower Vasse River Management Advisory Group will also provide input to the development of the detailed designs.

To register for the information session, please contact Mathilde.breton@busselton.wa.gov.au




Previous Consultations and Updates:


In 2019, the City of Busselton, as part of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program and in close consultation with the community and stakeholders, prepared Waterway Management Plans to guide future management of the Lower Vasse River and Toby Inlet. The Waterway Management Plans are available for viewing in the document library.


The Waterway Management Plans for the Lower Vasse River and Toby Inlet were adopted by Council on 22 May 2019 and will guide future management actions to improve water quality, ecological health and community enjoyment of these local waterways. Actions of the Waterway Management Plans will be implemented as resources and funding permit.

Living Streams design for Lower Vasse River


As part of the next stage of implementation of the Lower Vasse River Waterway Management Plan

The City has engaged Alluvium Consulting Australia Pty Ltd to design to develop Living Stream designs for the Lower Vasse River. The intention behind this approach is to create conditions less favourable to algal blooms in the river. This may involve removing sediment, revegetation works, changes to the river’s shape and the creation of a diversity of habitats. Water treatment options may also considered.

The City will consult with the community during the project in order to:

  • provide a summary of our understanding of the problem, the project’s objectives, and the potential interventions being considered.
    • Understand community views for each of the project objectives
    • Understand community views for each of the potential interventions
    • Identify high priority areas within the study reach and surrounds

The survey below is for you to contribute your views towards the project’s objectives and potential works.

Click here to take the survey.

Submissions close 23 September 2020.

Community Information Session:

Conceptual plans will be available for public feedback next month and an information session is planned for 16 September 2020 prior to finalising the designs. The Lower Vasse River Management Advisory Group will also provide input to the development of the detailed designs.

To register for the information session, please contact Mathilde.breton@busselton.wa.gov.au




Previous Consultations and Updates:


In 2019, the City of Busselton, as part of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program and in close consultation with the community and stakeholders, prepared Waterway Management Plans to guide future management of the Lower Vasse River and Toby Inlet. The Waterway Management Plans are available for viewing in the document library.


The Waterway Management Plans for the Lower Vasse River and Toby Inlet were adopted by Council on 22 May 2019 and will guide future management actions to improve water quality, ecological health and community enjoyment of these local waterways. Actions of the Waterway Management Plans will be implemented as resources and funding permit.