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Tassell's Creek and Balcombe Creek were the two largest creeks on the Mornington Peninsula's Port Phillip coast. Until 2002, neither had lost its nearby open space nor had its character turned into a conduit for boats.

 

A 10-year-old dormant scheme was reactivated to convert the creek and its nearby open space to the vast residential marina above. That involved a waterway dug back 1.5 km, and 2 groynes in Port Phillip.

 

It has industrialized and suburbanized this last gap in continuous Balcombe Creek-Portsea suburbia.

 

(Click on enlargeable, high resolution 10 MB photo above & zoom in for detail) Melway 150E10 07, Mar 2007

2007 Port Phillip Conservation Council Inc. (A0020093K Victoria)