This project (currently underway) will reestablish native fish habitats along Dandenong Creek and its floodplain to support sustainable populations of nationally threatened Dwarf Galaxias and Yarra pygmy perch.


The works (by Melbourne Water) vary from site to site, but in general involve deepening of existing depressions/wetlands and creating shallow batters which are suitable for native fish habitat and plant-ing them with native aquatic vegetation prior to introduction of native fish. At Yarrabing Wetlands the works are quite minor, just deepening of two sections of the existing wetland. At Winton Wetlands, they will deepen the existing wetland in two locations and also install an outlet pipe to control the level of one of the ponds and to prevent flooding of the shared user path. 

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Native Fish

Nationally endangered fish reintroduced to Wantirna
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