Better access for canoes and kayaks

Target One Million committed to improving on-water access to inland reservoirs including Barkers Creek, Tullaroop, Lauriston, Upper Coliban, Malmsbury and Hepburn Lagoon.

In April 2019 the first of these six waters, Barkers Creek Reservoir, was opened to canoes and kayaks. Electric motors may be used if canoes and kayaks travel below 5 knots.

In future, on-water access will be further expanded to include boats, on the provision they’re only powered by electric motors. Work will begin on improving car parking and boat launching facilities shortly.

Water

Shore access

Canoe access

Kayak access

Electric motors

Barkers Creek Reservoir

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tullaroop Reservoir

Yes

In progress

In progress

In progress

Lauriston Reservoir

Yes

In progress

In progress

In progress

Upper Coliban Reservoir

Yes

In progress

In progress

In progress

Malmsbury Reservoir

Yes

In progress

In progress

In progress

Hepburn Lagoon

Yes

In progress

In progress

In progress

The first five reservoirs have recently been stocked with native fish fingerlings, to create mixed fisheries in the years ahead.

To see the fish we’ve stocked into these waters, visit our fish stocking database, and search by the water you’re interested in.