Merri Creek Management Committee

Site location mapLOCATION: YARRA 5000/04.09 E20825 N21950

Left bank of Merri Creek 30m south of Carr Street, Coburg.

ACCESS: Carr Street

OWNERSHIP & MUNICIPALITY: Public Land, City of Coburg

SITE DESCRIPTION: An old road cutting shows a section of weathered Silurian sandstone and mudstone overlain by weathered basalt. Traces of the buried soil developed on the Silurian rocks are visible although this is partly obscured by slumped basalt debris.


This is a good site to show the deep weathering of the Silurian (Melbourne Formation rocks). When used in conjunction with SITE 18, it illustrates the northern side of the buried Merri Creek valley above Coburg Lake.


CLASS 2. The site should be retained as a geological section. It should not be stabilized or landscaped.

REFERENCES: None known.

Weathered basalt and Silurian at Carr Street, Coburg, Victoria, Australia

Photograph 31. Weathered basalt and Silurian at Site 21.

Merri Events Calendar

25 Mar 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Merri Park Hand Weeding

25 Mar 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
A Magical Gum Morning

25 Mar 2018;
11:00AM - 04:00PM
Waterwatch stall at the Darebin Community & Kite Festival

01 Apr 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Easter Litter Clean Up – Coburg - Friends of Merri Creek

01 Apr 2018;
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Streamteam Water Quality Testing - Friends of Merri Creek

04 Apr 2018;
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Hungry Kingfishers of Merri Creek