Wandana Gully to get a little greener

Lui Zacher
December 11, 2022 / 12:33 am


More than 50,000 trees, grasses and shrubs will be planted in the Wandana Gully in Highton

The City of Greater Geelong has invested $1.5 million into the project to improve drainage, protect and enhance the environment and biodiversity while also creating a site that is easier and safer to manage and access.

Mayor Trent Sullivan said crews were planting 86 trees, 80 shrubs, and 52,000 ground covers including tussock grass, inland pigface, saltbush, and broadleaf hopbush in the gully bordered by Nedlands Drive, Valencay Avenue, Grantham Drive, and Stoneleigh Crescent.

“We want to create a connection between the top and bottom sections of the gully, linking walking trails, and creating a vibrant open space with additional tree and shrub plantings,” the Mayor said.

“The Gully spans more than nine hectares so we want to make sure it’s an open space that everyone can enjoy.”

Kardinia Ward Councillor Ron Nelson said the City is proud to increase trees and greenery for the Highton community.

“Planting shrubs and trees will support biodiversity and help protect the Barwon River from the impacts of urban stormwater run-off,” Cr Nelson said.