Project update

We have published our Phase 1 Engagement Report on the Seaford Wetlands Rejuvenation Project.

Seaford Wetlands

Seaford Wetlands is a precious community asset with significant ecology, cultural history and recreation. With over 100 species of birds, the wetlands are renown as a habitat for birdlife, including rare and endangered migratory birds. Once part of the extensive Carrum Carrum Swamp, the 158-hectare site is one of the largest natural wetlands in Port Phillip and Western Port Basins.

Seaford Wetlands is named in the Boon Wurrung language as ‘Lowyeeung’ and has unique cultural heritage values to the Traditional Owners of the land, the Bunurong People. As part of this project, a self-guided biocultural trail will complete a loop around the wetlands and rejuvenate significant cultural knowledge and practices identified by Bunurong Elders.

What is happening at Seaford Wetlands?

We are improving and enhancing the Seaford Wetlands as part of the Victorian Government’s $154 million Suburban Parks Program.

In 2018, a commitment was made to create more than 6,500 hectares of new and upgraded parks and trails across Melbourne’s suburbs. As part of this program, the Victorian Government is funding $5 million worth of upgrades to Seaford Wetlands with a focus on the following key projects.

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.

  • ​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.

  • ​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.

How can I have my say?

We are consulting with our community on how we can improve and enhance the Seaford Wetlands. We welcome your feedback on key projects for the rejuvenation of Seaford Wetlands by completing our survey or other activities below.

Further opportunities to engage will be available over the next 12 months — please 'follow' this project page for the latest updates. A summary of consultation findings will be added to this page following each stage of engagement.

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