News

4
Jul

Changes along Merri path

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

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4
Jul

A Stroll Along the Merri

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.

4
Jul

Latest Submissions (July 2016)

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

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8
Mar

Successful Grant Applications 2016

Mar 08 2016 We have started off 2016 well with the following two grants: A Community Volunteer Action Grant of $19,890 for the project: Matted and Tangled: Fine scale threat reduction for urban Flax-lily populations; which aims to improve the habitat for critically endangered plants. A Melbourne Water Community Grant of $22,919.60 for the project: East Brunswick habitats for fauna, flora and

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19
Jan

Help keep the Merri Creek Parklands in public hands

Jan 19 2016 Victrack is proposing to sell public land alongside Merri Creek in Northcote for development. Click HERE to lodge your opposition to it.