Waterfront: Waterscapes of South Westernport

Waterfront: Waterscapes of South Westernport

  • 28 March 2021, 2–3pm
  • Tooradin & District Sports Club
    62 S Gippsland Hwy
    Tooradin VIC 3980


Free, book here

Presented by Centre for Architecture, Open House Melbourne and Monash Urban Lab.

Explore deep time ecology and delve into issues facing southern Westernport on a self-guided bicycle tour of the old swamplands of Koo Wee Rup and the coastal reserves of Tooradin.

The rapid pace of urban expansion and climate change pose a major threat to remnant vegetation and wildlife in the south Westernport landscape, which was once a buffer and sponge that protected the coastal edge of Westernport Bay. Monash Urban Lab is undertaking a multi-disciplinary design investigation in association with Healesville to Phillip Island Nature Link (HPNL), which focuses on water quality, habitat and ecology, and opportunities for restoration and recreation projects in this highly modified wetland complex.

Self-guided Tour

  • Begin at Bunyip Railway Station, end at Tooradin.
    Distance: 37km, one way
    Bicycle: 2 hrs (or 4 hrs return)
    Car: 30 mins by car (or 1 hr return)
    Please note – tour route includes a mix of quiet gravel roads and busy sealed 100km roads.
    Click here to view directions on Google Maps

Event: Panel Discussion

  • Join members from Monash Urban Lab and HPNL for a panel discussion in Tooradin.
    28 March, 2.00–3.00pm
    Tooradin & District Sports Club
    62 South Gippsland Hwy, Tooradin VIC 3980
    FREE – Booking link to come

Waterfront is proudly presented by Centre for Architecture Victoria | Open House Melbourne, in partnership with Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and East Gippsland Shire Council.

This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2021, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.