The historic Deep Creek Mineral Springs are flowing again thanks to a partnership between Dja Dja Wurrung Traditional Owners and the Andrews Labor Government.
Minister for Environment and Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio today officially opened the new spring, near Eganstown in Hepburn Shire, at a joint ceremony with Traditional Owners.
The $200,000 upgrade funded as part of the Mineral Spring Reserves Grants Program includes a new spring bore and pump for visitors to taste and collect the spring water, along with new seating and track works to make the reserve more accessible.
New rock wall seating, landscaping and welcome signage – completed by Djaara contractors Djandak – have created a more inclusive environment for people of all abilities and ages to enjoy the beautiful streamside setting.
Deep Creek is located between Creswick and Daylesford at Eganstown and is one of several natural springs in the area which attract visitors to explore the areas rich history.
According to connoisseurs each spring has its own unique taste and attract visitors for their supposed health and wellbeing benefits.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Environment and Climate Action Lily D’Ambrosio
"It’s great to see mineral spring at Deep Creek Streamside Reserve back in action and the surrounding visitor area upgraded so more people can enjoy these natural springs.”
“This is a great example of how we can partner with Traditional Owners to share stories and connect us all to the cultural and natural significance of Country.”
Quote attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas
“Better signage and amenities to the mineral spring will encourage more visitors to the area to experience a calming visual and auditory experience for walks, picnics or outings.”
Reviewed 29 July 2022