We know that rivers, creeks and wetlands are important to our local communities. They are places to escape the heat on a summer's day, a place to fish, a place to connect with nature, to play or get some exercise.

We know a lot about the environmental values of our rivers, creeks and wetlands but we are keen to learn more about the different reasons people visit waterways. This will help us better plan for those uses.

Over the next year we will be seeking feedback relating to all the waterways within the Port Phillip and Westernport region. To make sure we are using the right tools for this research, we ran pilot visitor surveys at Cherry Lake, Altona and Liverpool Road Retarding Basin, Boronia during May 2021. These surveys are now closed and we will be reporting back our findings shortly.