Merri Creek Management Committee

Site location mapLOCATION: CLONBINANE 5000/04.02 E20900 N44200

Bed and banks of Merri Creek 1 km north of Donnybrook Railway Station.

ACCESS: Donnybrook Road.

OWNERSHIP & MUNICIPALITY: Private Land, City of Whittlesea.

SITE DESCRIPTION: The site includes an area of natural groundwater discharge known as the Donnybrook Mineral Spring. The groundwater occurs in fractures in the basalt.

SIGNIFICANCE RATING: REGIONAL

There are over 100 known mineral springs in Victoria, most being in the Central Highlands around Daylesford. The Donnybrook spring is the closest to Melbourne and one of the oldest known locations in Victoria. The site is a private commercial establishment. Apart from a small pump house, there is no obvious geological or geomorphological evidence of the mineral water.

SITE SENSITIVITY, THREATS, POTENTIAL UTILISATION

CLASS 3. There are few ways the site can be further utilised.

REFERENCES: Unpublished records only.