Emu Bottom wetland consultation

Hume City Council is asking for public feedback on its Emu Bottom Wetland masterplan. The consultation period closes 17 December 2023.

The council developed its draft master plan for the area following a public consultation earlier in 2023. Now the plan has been written into draft form, council is asking for feedback.

Among the key areas covered by the proposed plan include:

  • Improvements to the platypus viewing areas and increase planting to protect the waterways
  • That the billabong and adjacent cultural heritage sites are significant to the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people of Hume and of Victoria. Council says it will work with the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation to ensure the continued protection of these areas. This will mean that a bridge across the billabong is not possible
  • Council is undertaking a cultural heritage management plan for a connecting path from the carpark to the southern boundary of the conservation area
  • Dogs off leash is important to some users of the wetlands conservation area. In response, the we revised the dogs off-leash area from 2.5ha to approximately 6ha.
  • Council also had feedback that some people don’t feel safe around off-leash dogs

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Emu Bottoms Wetlands