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.

SIGNIFICANCE RATING: LOCAL

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.

SITE SENSITIVITY, THREATS, POTENTIAL UTILISATION

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

17 Jan 2018;
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Who’s still hiding?

01 Feb 2018;
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Wetland Walk and Talk in Darebin

04 Feb 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Litter Clean Up – Nth Fitzroy (Friends of Merri Creek)

04 Feb 2018;
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Streamteam Water Quality Testing (Friends of Merri Creek)

18 Feb 2018;
08:45AM - 10:30AM
Friends of Merri Creek Bird Survey 1 for 2018

25 Feb 2018;
08:45AM - 10:30AM
Friends of Merri Creek Bird Survey 1 for 2018 (continued)