Seaford Wetlands

Once part of the extensive Carrum Carrum Swamp, the 158-hectare Seaford Wetland site is one of the largest natural wetlands in Port Phillip and Western Port Basins.

Seaford Wetlands is a precious community asset with significant ecology, cultural history and recreation. With over 100 species of birds, the Wetlands are renowned as a habitat for birdlife, including rare and endangered migratory birds.

Named in the Boon Wurrung language as ‘Lowyeeung’, the site has unique cultural heritage values to the Traditional Owners of the land, the Bunurong People.

What is happening at Seaford Wetlands?

We are improving and enhancing Seaford Wetlands as part of the Victorian Government’s $315 million Suburban Parks Program.

As part of this program, $5 million is being provided for upgrades of landscaping and environmental works, and improved walking paths, cultural trails and facilities.

The Seaford Wetlands Rejuvenation Project is among more than 100 park and trail projects being delivered through the Suburban Parks Program.

Together, these projects will create more than 6,500 hectares of new and upgraded parks and trails across Melbourne’s suburbs – that’s an area more than more than 170 times the size of Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens.

Key projects:

  • ​Landscaping and environmental works

    Rehabilitating priority locations through on-ground works, inclusion of habitat structures, pest animal control and revegetation including culturally significant species.

    An Ecological Restoration Plan has been developed and the first stage of revegetation near Downs Estate.

  • ​Walking path upgrades

    Constructing a pedestrian and cycle bridge across Kananook Creek and a shared use path on the northern bank of the Creek to ‘close the loop’ and improve wayfinding signage.

    The design for a wooden cladded bridge and shared use path are currently underway.

  • ​Facility upgrades

    Designing and installing a biocultural, self-guided interpretative trail through signage and improving and renewing facilities. All facilities upgrades will ensure the environmental significance and natural aesthetics of the wetlands are preserved.

    A Draft Signage and Facilities Masterplan has been developed.

Community Engagement Results

What did we learn from the community in stage one?

How can I have my say?

We are consulting with our community on how we can improve and enhance the Seaford Wetlands:

  • Stage 1 of Community Engagement has ended. A summary of Stage 1 engagement findings can be found here.
  • Stage 2 Community Engagement will commence in February 2023. Please 'follow' this project page for updates.