Green lines indicate biolinks which are planned and under construction
Pink lines indicate biolinks proposed by Landcare groups with support by some government agencies
Black lines indicate biolinks in the longer term
For more information see the attached MLN ‘Strategic plan for biolinks’ pdf - which includes more on the 9 current and potential biolinks -
- The Moorabool River biolink connecting the Wombat State Forest in the north with the Shire of Golden Plains in the south (at Morrisons). Above Morrisons, the biolink will split into two corridors – one following the Eastern Moorabool River, and the other following the Western Moorabool River (source: Shire of Moorabool report 2003)
- The Werribee River biolink running the length of the river from the Wombat State Forest north of Korweinguboora to south east at Melton Reservoir (where it joins with works in the Shire of Melton) (source: Leadwest: 2012)
- The north and south biolink connecting the Brisbane Ranges (south) with the Lerderderg State Forest in the north by means of the Korkuperrimul, Myrniong, and Stony Hut creeks – as far as the Werribee River Gorge Park, and then south across land via the Rowsley Valley and intersecting with the Whitehorse Creek, Parwan Creek, and Yaloak Creek. (source Grow West: 2004).
Other biolinks proposed to add value to these major enterprises include;
- The Brisbane Ranges – Little River biolink along the river that will continue all the way to the Western Treatment Plant downstream of Little River, and to the You Yangs, and to the new Werribee Plains Grasslands
- Parwan Creek biolink to connect the Werribee River biolink to the north-south biolink (No.3), providing an alternative route to going through Bacchus Marsh.
- 6 Ballark – Mt Wallace terrestrial biolink to link the Brisbane Ranges with the Moorabool River valley.
- 'Two-Mountains Koala Trail' biolink between Mount Warrenheip and Mount Buninyong , to facilitate migration of koalas from the community at Mount Buninyong. This will largely be a terrestrial biolink.
- The Bullengarook – Coimadai biolink to facilitate migration of species east and west between the Lerderderg State Park (Lerderderg River valley) and the Lerderderg State Park (Pyrete Range).
- 'A Land Fit For Heroes' is the concept of a biolink connecting Ballarat and Bacchus Marsh, complete with shared trail, to honour the 100th year of the landing at Gallipoli in WW1. The avenues-of-honour in Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat will form the start and finish of the biolinks. The project is supported by the Port Phillip and Westernport Catchment Management Authority and Landcare Australia Ltd.