Main Lake at Waterways Victoria 3195
|Population||2,461 (2016 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Kingston|
Waterways is a residential suburb located in Melbourne's south approximately 25km south of the Melbourne CBD. Originally a housing development, it is just east of Mordialloc. It is Australia's only suburb that's 20% parkland and 40% water. Over 46 hectares of wildlife sanctuary were artificially created in and around the swampy marshlands of Mordialloc Creek.
Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 2,080 km2 (800 sq mi), comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of 5 million, and its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians".
Mordialloc is a beachside suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 24 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Kingston. At the 2016 census, Mordialloc had a population of 8,166.
The Waterways suburb location is environmentally sensitive as it is situated directly between two conservation areas, Braeside Park and the Edithvale wetlands Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands. Planning permits are strictly regulated and gardens monitored to keep the suburb as native as possible for the abundant wildlife in the area. The Mornington Peninsula branch of the Bird Observers Club of Australia or PENBOC have documented 105 different species of birds in the area. For this reason cats are also forbidden.
Braeside Park is a large environmental park of 295 hectares in a suburban sandbelt south of Melbourne.
The Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands are a group of two principally freshwater swamps, totalling 261 hectares, lying in the suburbs of Aspendale, Edithvale, Chelsea Heights, and Seaford in south-eastern Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Together they form the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands Ramsar Site. With the nearby Eastern Treatment Plant, they form the Carrum Wetlands Important Bird Area.
Construction on Waterways Estate began in May 2000, due to end within five years. Waterways got its name from its waterways which are essentially a number of man made wetlands and giant lakes in and around the estate.
A waterway is any navigable body of water. Broad distinctions are useful to avoid ambiguity, and disambiguation will be of varying importance depending on the nuance of the equivalent word in other languages. A first distinction is necessary between maritime shipping routes and waterways used by inland water craft. Maritime shipping routes cross oceans and seas, and some lakes, where navigability is assumed, and no engineering is required, except to provide the draft for deep-sea shipping to approach seaports channels or to provide a short cut across an isthmus; this is the function of ship canals. Dredged channels in the sea are not usually described as waterways. There is an exception to this initial distinction, essentially for legal purposes, see under international waters.
The lakes serve as a Melbourne Water filtration system for fresh water flowing down from Dandenong and Mordialloc Creeks then into Port Phillip Bay.
Although the development was due to be completed in 2006, the developer applied for, and was subsequently granted permission from Kingston Council to increase the suburb's size. The final stage of the development, called Argyle, was completed in July 2011.
Waterways was rated higher than Toorak, Brighton or Canterbury - or anywhere else, apart from the 63 people living on South Wharf - in an index of socio-economic advantage compiled from the 2011 census.
Port Phillip , is a port in southern Victoria, Australia. It is nearly surrounded by the city of Melbourne and its suburbs. Geographically, the port covers 1,930 square kilometres and the shore stretches roughly 264 km (164 mi). Although it is extremely shallow for its size, most of the port is navigable. The deepest portion is only 24 metres (79 ft), and half the region is shallower than 8 m (26 ft). The volume of the water in the port is around 25 cubic kilometres (6.0 cu mi).
The City of Kingston is a local government area in Victoria, Australia in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, its northern boundary lying approximately 15 km from the Melbourne city centre along the north-eastern shorelines of Port Phillip. It covers an area of 91 km² and has an estimated population of 151,389 people.
Aspendale is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 27 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Kingston. At the 2016 census, Aspendale had a population of 6,940.
Edithvale is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 28 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Kingston. At the 2016 census, Edithvale had a population of 5,806.
Western Port, commonly but unofficially known as Western Port Bay, is a large tidal bay in southern Victoria, Australia, opening into Bass Strait. It is the second largest bay in the state. Geographically, it is dominated by the two large islands; French Island and Phillip Island. Contrary to its name, it lies to the east of the larger Port Phillip, and is separated from it by the Mornington Peninsula. It is visited by Australian fur seals, whales and dolphins, as well as many migratory waders and seabirds. It is listed under the Ramsar Convention as a wetland of international significance.
Aspendale Gardens is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 27 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Kingston. According to the 2016 census, Aspendale Gardens had a population of 6,530.
Patterson Lakes is located in outer south-east Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. The canal suburb is located 35km southeast of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Kingston. In the 2016 census, Patterson Lakes had a population of 7,564.
Seaford is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 36 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the City of Frankston. At the 2016 census, Seaford had a population of 16,463.
The Division of Isaacs is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria. It is located in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, on the eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay. It covers the suburbs of Mordialloc, Keysborough, Waterways, Noble Park, Chelsea, Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Edithvale, Bonbeach, Patterson Lakes and Carrum.
The Kororoit Creek is a watercourse of the Port Phillip catchment, rising in the outer north western suburbs of Melbourne, in the Australian state of Victoria.
The Patterson River is a partly man-made urban river of the Port Phillip catchment, located in the south-eastern Greater Melbourne region of the Australian state of Victoria. It is the shortest river in Victoria at only 5 kilometres in length.
The Bay Trail is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians which follows the coastline of Port Phillip Bay through the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Cherry Lake is part of historical coastal wetlands in Altona, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. The wetlands were converted to a lake with construction of retaining walls, levees, and flow channels. The lake and surrounding reserve is an important wildlife habitat and popular recreational destination.
The Truganina Coastal Parklands are located 15 km west of Melbourne CBD, on the shores of Port Phillip Bay, stretching from Altona to Altona Meadows and adjacent to the Cheetham Wetlands and the Point Cook Coastal Park. They were formed through the 'recycling' of more than 300 hectares of parks and former industrial land and are now the largest cluster of parks on Port Phillip Bay, interlinked by cycling and walking trails and featuring a surprisingly high diversity and abundance of landscapes, natural environment and recreational areas, including beachside recreation, picnic & barbecue facilities, grassfields and wildlife conservation areas. The wetlands form part of the Cheetham and Altona Important Bird Area.
The Long Beach Trail is a shared-use bicycle and pedestrian path running from Paterson River, Carrum, along the southwestern side of the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands, to Mordialloc Creek, Mordialloc. There, it connects with the Mordialloc Creek Trail and Bay Trail.
The Carrum Carrum Swamp encompassed 52 square kilometres with a catchment area of 735 square kilometres. It had four outlets to the Port Phillip Bay, including Kananook Creek/Eel Race Drain, Patterson River and Mordialloc Creek. Explorer William Hovell discovered "a very extensive fresh water marsh, from 12 to 15 miles long and 11/2 to 6 broad, and only separated from Port Phillip by a narrow ridge or bank of sand not more than from two hundred to three hundred yards wide." A painting titled “Lagoon in the Carrum Carrum Swamp – evening 1872” by James W Curtis is held at the National Gallery of Australia.
The Cheetham Wetlands are 420 hectares of artificial and natural lagoons, created on old salt works land on the western shores of Port Phillip Bay, Australia. The wetlands are approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Melbourne, and sit within the Municipal Councils of Hobsons Bay and Wyndham City.
The Point Cook Coastal Park covers an area of 863 hectares and includes the Cheetham Wetlands. The park extends from the RAAF Williams Point Cook Base northeast along the coast to the Laverton creek which comprises its northern boundary. The park is approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Melbourne in a southwesterly direction along Port Phillip Bay. The park is adjoined by the Point Cook Marine Sanctuary, which extends around the point to the south and the east. The northwestern boundary to the park is residential housing.