More land for Merri Creek

After the successful Spry Street campaign another win!   

The local community, Friends of Merri Creek (FoMC), Merri Creek Management Committee (MCMC) and the Fawkner Residents Association, encouraged Moreland Council to save another critical Merri Creek parcel of land from residential development.

Moreland Council’s offer to buy ‘surplus’ VicRoads land by Merri Creek at 106 McBryde St, Fawkner has been accepted and the land will be retained as public open space. It is actively used by the community and wildlife and has great potential for open space improvement. VicRoads wanted to rezone the majority of the parcel and sell it for residential development.

Our sincere thanks to Moreland Council who responded to the community’s vigorous opposition to the sell off of this land and successfully negotiated a purchase price. Read the background on the issue here.