Karaaf Wetlands – Stormwater management


We recognise the significant environmental and cultural value of the Karaaf Wetlands on Wadawurrung Country, and we acknowledge the impact of stormwater on the ecological health of the wetlands.

More details about the project:

View the 2022 stormwater and environmental assessments

View the assessment reports:

View the assessment report scope summaries:

View the October 2022 Karaaf Wetlands open information session

Thanks to everyone who joined us in person and online for our open information session on Thursday 27 October 2022.  The session heard from the authors of the assessments and got an overview of the findings and next steps from Council.

Here are responses to questions, which were asked at the session.

Here is the recording of the session:


View the 2024 Karaaf Monitoring Report

Project timeline

 Initial project development – Late 2021  

 Project 1 and 2 consultants appointed to complete assessments of Karaaf Wetlands and north Torquay stormwater system – April 2022

 Comprehensive independent audit of Zeally Sands and Dunes wetlands – May 2022 

✓ Project 1 and 2 release findings of environmental and north Torquay stormwater system assessments - October 2022

✓ Project 3 and 4 commenced - November 2022

✓ Project 3: Consultant appointed to explore options for future stormwater quality improvement, diversion and reuse options - May 2023

  Project 5: Multi-agency working group meetings - Ongoing

 |  Project 4: Sediment removal and vegetation works (needs to occur outside of migratory bird season which is August to May) - TBC

 |  Project 6: Planning framework to be developed following completion of project 3 – TBC

 |  Project 3 and 4 final outcomes -TBC

Questions? Comments?


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