News

4
Jul
2016

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
2016

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 multi-storey apartments are proposed.

8
Mar
2016

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 people, for planting and weed control along 700m of creek near CERES in East Brunswick. Melbourne Water also gave us a Group Support Grant of $550 for provision of much-needed display material for community events.
19
Jan
2016

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.

6
Jan
2015

Poetry on the Merri

Jan 06 2015

Radio National on 7 June 2014 broadcast the program Poetica Spirit of Place: Genii Loci, featuring John Anderson and his love of the Merri Creek and Red Gum forests. You can hear it at: http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2014/06/pca_20140607_1505.mp3