Waterfront: Waterscapes of South Westernport Past Event

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) that focuses on water quality, habitat and ecology, as well as 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)

  • Click here to view directions on Google Maps

  • Please note – tour route includes a mix of quiet gravel roads and busy sealed 100km roads. CAV | OHM reminds participants to be aware of their surroundings and to adhere to road-safety guidelines at all times. When following this tour, participants must assume personal responsibility for any liability, injury, loss or damage in any way connected with the tour.

Event: panel discussion

  • Join members from Monash Urban Lab and HPNL for a panel discussion in Tooradin.

  • 28 March, 2.00pm–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. 

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Sun 28 Mar 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Tooradin & District Sports Club
62 S Gippsland Hwy, 62 S Gippsland Hwy, Tooradin VIC 3980, Australia