Vasse Geographe Strategy
The Geographe waterways system is a complex network of rivers, coastal wetlands and estuaries stretching from Dunsborough, through Busselton to north of Capel.
Over the next four years, coordinated projects and activities will focus on improving water quality in these waterways and enhancing community amenity and recreational values.
Revitalising Geographe waterways
The Vasse Geographe Strategy is a state government initiative comprising 30 projects to improve water quality in the Geographe Bay catchment.
Aims of the program
The program will deliver on-ground works and other actions that will:
- reduce nutrients from significant sources in the catchment
- establish a sound technical basis for management
- develop a financial sustainability strategy for long-term water quality improvement
- build capacity in local water asset managers
- involve the community in establishing management objectives
- develop plans for the long-term management of key water assets.
The program will be overseen by the Vasse taskforce, a multi-agency committee with representation from local and state government, water service providers and catchment groups. Taskforce partners will also contribute an additional $7.65 million to the program.
Lead water asset managers
- Geographe Catchment - GeoCatch
- Vasse Wonnerup Wetlands - Vasse Wonnerup Wetlands Partnership (a collaborative partnership between departments of Water, Parks and Wildlife, Fisheries, Water Corporation and the City of Busselton)
- Lower Vasse River - City of Busselton
- Toby Inlet - City of Busselton
- Rural drainage networks - Water Corporation
Department of Water
Department of Planning
City of Busselton
Department of Fisheries
Shire of Capel
South West Catchments Council
South West Development Commission
Department of Parks and Wildlife
Department of Agriculture and Food WA