A Fresh Look for Mullum Wetlands

Published on 15 March 2024


Residents, visitors and local fauna can now enjoy a refreshed Mullum Wetlands.

The $120,000 project improved the Mullum Wetlands green features, changed the water flow in, out and around the area, decreased the overall flood risk and created an accessible pathway to encourage users of the Great Victorian Rail Trail to explore the space.

Mayor Cr Steve Rabie said these works demonstrated Council’s commitment to the health of the community and its environment.

“The Mullum Wetlands are part of key environmental feature for the Mansfield township. Protecting them becomes increasingly important as our area grows,” said Cr Rabie.

“We’re investing in this area of Mansfield. Having turned the sod on the future site of the Mansfield Heritage Museum, we are creating a foundation for this area to have lots of reasons for people to visit and take advantage of all it has to offer.”

The wetlands are important habitat for birds, animals and insects, while providing an important function in cleaning stormwater runoff from local streets.