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Devilbend Reserve open in time for summer fun

Friday 23 November, 2012

The Devilbend Natural Features Reserve is now officially open to visitors for the first time in six years after $1.6 million of works funded by Parks Victoria.

Water Minister Peter Walsh and Member for Hastings Neale Burgess joined park visitors, Parks Victoria rangers and anglers to officially open the reserve on Saturday 14 November.

The works have included new fishing and viewing platforms, a new park entrance gateway, asphalt entrance road, a car park, picnic and barbecue facilities and new signage.

It is the first time the public has had access to this site since it was formally transferred to the Crown in 2006, after the reserve was decommissioned as a water supply facility.

As well as improving fishing access to the site, the Department of Primary Industries has stocked the old Devilbend Reservoir with brown trout and rainbow trout, boosting recreational fishing opportunities in time for the opening.

Many stakeholders and community groups have contributed to the planning of the reserve, including the Devilbend Foundation, the Friends of Daangean Point, the Bunurong Land Council, VRFish, local angling clubs and the Future Fish Foundation.

Visitors can now enjoy direct access to the water’s edge with extensive walking tracks and a boardwalk.

Devilbend Natural Features Reserve is located at Tuerong, Melways Map 152 J3.

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