Have Your Say: Defining the Extent of Tootgarook Wetland

The community are invited to share their feedback on the Extent of Tootgarook Wetland, Mornington Peninsula (Draft Report) or attend a community drop-in session on Wednesday 20 March 2019.  

In May 2018, Council adopted the Tootgarook Wetland Management Plan 2018 seeking to prevent further degradation of the Wetland, promote its values, recognise its role in the Catchment and broader Port Phillip area, and define the key risks to its values.

As part of this Plan, one of the high priorities was to review the extent of the Wetland, identify a buffer zone to the reviewed Wetland extent and develop a management strategy.

The aim of the management strategy is to review the existing planning scheme provisions affecting the Wetland, make recommendations to improve and strengthen the Environmental Significance Overlays, and prepare guidelines for the nominated buffer zone.

The management strategy and resultant planning scheme provisions would provide clearer directions for landowners and developers, as well as encourage better protection of the Wetland’s ecological values.

Council has engaged ecological experts, Biosis Pty Ltd, to review the extent of the Wetland and prepare a management strategy. 

TOOTGAROOK WETLAND

Tootgarook Wetland is the largest groundwater-dependent ecosystem and freshwater marsh in the region. 

The Wetland contains significant environmental and cultural values and is home to more than 240 indigenous plant species. It also holds a variety of fauna that includes internationally significant birdlife.

Tootgarook Wetland provides significant conservation, social and amenity benefits for the Mornington Peninsula and the broader community.  

Download

Extent of Tootgarook Wetland, Mornington Peninsula (Draft Report) – Main Body(PDF, 3MB)

Extent of Tootgarook Wetland, Mornington Peninsula (Draft Report) – Appendix A – Proposed ESO(PDF, 108KB)  

Extent of Tootgarook Wetland, Mornington Peninsula (Draft Report) – Appendix B – Map 1(PDF, 6MB)

Extent of Tootgarook Wetland, Mornington Peninsula (Draft Report) – Appendix B – Map 2.1(PDF, 6MB)  

Extent of Tootgarook Wetland, Mornington Peninsula (Draft Report) – Appendix B – Map 2.2(PDF, 7MB)  

Extent of Tootgarook Wetland, Mornington Peninsula (Draft Report) – Appendix B – Map 3(PDF, 2MB)  

Extent of Tootgarook Wetland, Mornington Peninsula (Draft Report) – Appendix B – Map 4(PDF, 22MB)  

Extent of Tootgarook Wetland, Mornington Peninsula (Draft Report) – Appendix B – Map 5(PDF, 2MB)  

Extent of Tootgarook Wetland, Mornington Peninsula (Draft Report) – Appendix B – Map 6(PDF, 23MB)  

Extent of Tootgarook Wetland, Mornington Peninsula (Draft Report) – Appendix B – Map 7(PDF, 2MB)

Have your say

Community consultation is currently open until 5pm Friday, 5 April 2019. 

Community Drop-In Sessions:

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, Tootgarook Community Hall, 30 Barry Street, Tootgarook VIC 3941

  • 10am - 12pm (a 15-minute presentation will commence at 10:30am)
  • 2pm - 4pm (a 15-minute presentation will commence at 2:30pm)
  • 6pm - 8pm (a 15-minute presentation will commence at 6:30pm)

Submit an online survey:

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Email: Email your submission to: haveyoursay@mornpen.vic.gov.au with the subject line ‘Draft Report: Defining the Extent of Tootgarook Wetland’.
 
Post: Attention: Strategic Planning Projects, Re: Draft Report: Defining the Extent of Tootgarook Wetland, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud, Victoria, 3939

In person: Surveys are also available to complete in hard copy at the Shire’s offices in Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville. 

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