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


A 10-year-old dormant scheme was reactivated to convert the creek and its nearby open space to a vast residential marina. 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.



Print No. 7J04A Melway 150E10 High tide 1030 hrs Sun 10 Mar 2002

2002 Port Phillip Conservation Council Incorporated (A0020093K Victoria)