Konongwootong Reservoir Master Plan

The Konongwootong Reservoir Master Plan sets out the future vision for Konongwootong Reservoir and adjoining land.

It addresses the future uses, recommended upgrades and management guidelines for the site.  The Plan is intended to guide actions that will offer local residents and visitors recreational activities at one of South West Victoria’s treasured sites, while enhancing biodiversity and preserving the site's cultural heritage and the reservoir's function as an operational water supply.

Download the Master Plan.

Konongwootong Reservoir Master Plan - Map

Wannon Water thanks customers and stakeholder groups for their input throughout the Master Plan consultation process.

For more details about this project, download the Konongwootong Reservoir Upgrade Fact Sheet.

Konongwootong Reservoir Quiet Place

Wannon Water’s Konongwootong Reservoir was the site of a unique ceremony in July 2014 to acknowledge indigenous cultural values and respectfully recognise a massacre that occurred in 1840 at the site now occupied by the reservoir.

The ceremony involved the opening of a new commemorative “Quiet Place”, which Wannon Water established in consultation with the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Corporation to encourage informed visitor contemplation.

In establishing the Quiet Place Wannon Water undertook landscaping works, installed interpretive signage, walking paths and three stone benches, and improved the road access to make the site safer for visitors.

The reservoir also has a reputation as a prime recreational fishing location and received a further boost in August when Wannon Water was allocated $255,000 from the Victorian Government’s 2014/15 Recreational Fishing Grants Program over three years.

The funding will be used to improve access points and parking and to install trails, seating, fishing platforms and signage. These upgrades were earmarked under the Master Plan and complement an upgrade of the dam wall upgrade completed in 2013.