Melbourne Water owns land in Christmas Hills which was previously earmarked for the Watsons Creek Storage Reservoir (WCSR).

Following the 2012 review of potential future augmentations of Melbourne’s water supply system, the land once earmarked for a storage reservoir has been eliminated as a viable future water supply option for the city.

Today, approx. 1000 hectares in Christmas Hills remains in Melbourne Water’s ownership.

Melbourne Water is now planning to transfer 280 hectares of land to the Crown for conservation purposes and rezone and sell the balance of the land on the open market.

Rezoning constraints

As part of the planning for rezoning the land we have to consider various factors including environmental values, bushfire risk, cultural heritage, service availability, potential land contamination, landscape character and the provisions of the Nillumbik Planning Scheme.

Have your say on the planning for rezoning surplus land for sale

Christmas Hills land sale on Your say

Further reading

Last updated:
14 February 2018