Exhibition: 'Merri Creek: from wasteland to parklands' now in Darebin

Darebin Panel topThis exhibition continues to celebrate the outstanding community achievement since 1975 in transforming Merri Creek from a weed-smothered drain to a much-loved waterway running through a bushland corridor. It is on show at Darebin liraries during May, also with guided tours - see under 'read more'.

At right is part of one of the exhibition panels. You can see all ten panels with their magnificent photos and informative text here: fronts of panels (17MB file); backs of panels (9MB file).

Follow the 'read more' link for details of the exhibition between May and September.

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Greater Wallan – Merri State Park

Continuous public parkland and a connected trail along the entire length of Merri Creek.

This is our vision, from the confluence of the Merri with the Yarra in Clifton Hill/Abbotsford upstream to its headwaters beyond Wallan. Currently, the much loved Merri Creek Parklands and the Merri Shared Trail only extend along a quarter of Merri Creek’s length, from the Yarra confluence to the Metropolitan Ring Road. If you want to go further north along the creek, you can’t!

The Marran Baba Parklands concept makes up another 25% of the creek’s length, but much of its implementation is still languishing ten years after Parks Victoria released the draft plan. Meanwhile, a huge 50% of Merri Creek is waiting for a coherent park plan. To fill the gap, community groups have developed a plan for a Greater Wallan-Merri State Park from Craigieburn to Wallan. Read the details of our park proposal and download the draft concept map.

 
MCMC 2015 Annual Report out now

Annual Report cover small2014-15 was a busy year of many activities on Merri Creek:

  • Plantings, surveys, weed control and ecological burns at over 60 sites.
  • 17,815 plants put in the ground.
  • 39 hands-on community events and interpretative tours.
  • Educational and engagement sessions that reached over 9,000 people.
  • Working alongside Wurundjeri Elders and the Wurundjeri Narrap team on land management.
Read about these achievements and more in our latest Annual Report. Highlights are in the President’s Report.  Our on-ground achievements are in the Parkland Management section, and fauna information is in a separate Fauna Report. The environmental awareness spread by our Catchment Program, our Planning & Coordination activities, and of course our yearly finances are also in the Annual Report. More financial details are in the Auditor’s Report.

 
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