Hosted by our Torquay-based team, the day was an opportunity to learn from our colleagues who are working on projects in Geelong, the Bellarine and the Surf Coast and, of course, make the most of a face-to-face catch up with other team members from Bendigo, Melbourne, Warragul, New South Wales and Tasmania.
The Barwon River on Wadawurrung Country was the focus of the day. The group kicked off at the mouth of the Barwon River at Barwon Heads Bluff. Jeanette Spittle from the City of Greater Geelong spoke to the group about the Geelong Biodiversity Strategy, which our team is currently helping to review and refresh.
Following a stop by the mangroves at River Parade boardwalk in Barwon Heads, the group also visited Lake Connewarre where Donna Smithyman from City of Greater Geelong provided an overview of their recent Sparrovale-Nubitj yoorree Wetlands Master Plan, which the Council adopted in 2021.
For our final stop at the Buckley Falls lookout along the Barwon River, RMCG Senior Consultants Trent Wallis and Jaclyne Scally discussed a number of waterway projects RMCG has been working on with the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority and its project partners.
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