Aug 01 2016 This project aims to increase the numbers and reproductive potential of the Matted Flax-lily, Dianella amoena along the Merri Creek. The Matted Flax-lily is Critically Endangered Australia-wide due to destruction of its grassland habitat. Only a few thousand plants have been mapped through Victoria and Tasmania. Remnant plants are threatened by competition from weeds and population isolation that
Jul 04 2016 FoMC has been part of a community campaign where we’ve written letters, made submissions and participated in meetings to argue for the creek frontage of the Lakeside Secondary College at Radford Rd Reservoir staying in public ownership. We are encouraged by Darebin Council’s recent decision to offer to buy the creek frontage land, although taxpayers shouldn’t have
Jul 04 2016 New wetland in Moreland: We now have a wetland in Moreland near the Edgars Creek confluence with Merri Creek in Coburg. Major excavation works were completed by May and some ponds are already holding water. Plant stock has been secured and planting will begin once conditions are favourable. New footbridge south of Murray Rd: Construction is progressing
Jul 04 2016 Abigail Belfrage has written about a walk along Merri Creek through Northcote and Brunswick, using historic material from Victoria’s Public Record Office and her own photos. She aims to provide material which evokes a cultural landscape and enable a greater understanding of the local history. See the article here.
Jul 04 2016 Our members, Ann McGregor and Yasmin Kelsall, have been constantly busy making submissions to Precinct Structure Plans on behalf of FoMC. The latest submission was to proposed Amendment GC28, Whittlesea & Mitchell Planning Schemes Donnybrook-Woodstock Precinct Structure Plan. Ann has also commented on the re-zoning of an industrial site next to Merri Creek on Moreland Rd, where