Sparrovale Wetlands construction to start soon

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Construction of the sustainable Sparrovale Wetlands system in Armstrong Creek is expected to begin in October this year subject to final planning approval, after the City of Greater Geelong awarded the $3.25 million contract to Goldsmith Civil and Environmental.

The Sparrovale Wetlands system will be an iconic environment for the community to enjoy for many years to come and an important ecosystem for wildlife and plants to thrive.

The world-class wetlands also function as the critical, end-of-line drainage solution for the Armstrong Creek growth area. The system will treat, store and convey stormwater flows from the upstream development precincts.

The project will include the construction and landscaping of linear wetlands, earthen channels, access roads and drainage structures.

Development of infrastructure at the Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Area is a key ask under the G21 Regional Growth Areas Priority Project.

Armstrong Creek has been important in helping cater for the G21 region’s strong population growth, with around 15,000 new residents moving in over the past 10 years. Given this community will continue to grow in the years ahead, the Sparrovale Wetlands will be a crucial piece of infrastructure.

In parallel to this project, the City of Greater Geelong is also developing the Sparrovale Master Plan which will shape the design and development of the site with the help of upcoming community consultation.

The City of Greater Geelong is fully funding this $4 million project.