Merri Creek Management Committee

CHAPTER 3

SITE LISTINGS

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3.1: ALPHABETICAL LIST OF SITES AND SIGNIFICANCE RATING

Numbers refer to text sequence and Figure 5)

SITE NAME, NUMBER AND TYPE

SIGNIFICANCE

BALD HILL (38) - Eruption point

REGIONAL

BARRY ROAD GORGE, CAMPBELLFIELD (26) - Unconformity

STATE

CAPP RESERVE, PRESTON (9) - Melbourne Formation

REGIONAL

CARR STREET, COBURG (21) - Weathered Silurian

LOCAL

COBURG (14)- Edgars creek terrace & meanders

LOCAL

COBURG (39)- Silurian cutting at Elizabeth Street

LOCAL

COBURG LAKE (19) - Basalt flows

LOCAL

COBURG LAKE (18)- Basalt structures and unconformity

LOCAL

COBURG LAKE (20) - Alluvial terrace

LOCAL

CONNOLLY AVENUE, COBURG (12) - Tessellated pavement

LOCAL

CRAIGIEBURN EAST (29) - Alluvial terrace

LOCAL

CRAIGIEBURN EAST (28)- Stony rises, gilgai (soil mounds)

REGIONAL

CREEK PDE, NORTHCOTE/COLLINGWOOD (6) - Basalt columns and lava cave

REGIONAL

DE CHENE RESERVE (13) - Lava flow structures

LOCAL

DONNYBROOK (31) - Mineral spring

REGIONAL

EDGARS CREEK, RESERVOIR (17) - Dolomite nodules

REGIONAL

EDGARS CREEK, COBURG (15) - Waterfall & geological structure

REGIONAL

HAYES HILL (37) - Eruption point

REGIONAL

KENDALL & HARDING ST., PRESTON (11) - Melbourne Formation and terrace

LOCAL

KODAK, COBURG (16)- Cliff of Melbourne Formation

LOCAL

MAHONEYS ROAD (23) - Alluvial terrace

LOCAL

MERRIANG (32)- Terraced floodplain

LOCAL

"MERRI CREEK PARK" (35) - Incised channel

REGIONAL

MOOMBA PARK RESERVE (22) - Basalt escarpment

LOCAL

MOUNT FRASER (36) - Eruption point

STATE

NORTHCOTE PARK FOOTBALL GROUND (5) - Basalt columns

REGIONAL

O'HEARNS ROAD, CAMPBELLFIELD (27) - Intra-basaltic sediments

STATE

QUARRIES PARK, COLLINGWOOD (4) - Ropy lava

REGIONAL

RETARDING BASIN, THOMASTOWN (25) - Alluvial basin

LOCAL

RETARDING BASIN, THOMASTOWN (24) - Dolomite

REGIONAL

RUSHALL STATION, FITZROY (7) - Basalt structures

REGIONAL

STUDLEY PARK / DIGHTS FALLS, KEW (1) - Melbourne Formation

STATE

SUMMERHILL ROAD (30) - Rock fall

LOCAL

SUMNER PARK, BRUNSWICK (8) - Silurian/basalt unconformity

REGIONAL

TATE RESERVECOBURG (10) - Former creek course

LOCAL

WALLAN-WOODSTOCK ROAD MERRIANG (33) - Humevale Formation

REGIONAL

WALLAN-WOODSTOCK ROAD MERRIANG (34) - Humevale Formation

REGIONAL

YARRA BEND PARK, NORTHCOTE & COLLINGWOOD (2) - Merri Creek/Yarra River digitate delta

LOCAL

YARRA BEND PARK, FAIRFIELD (3) - Radial basalt columns

LOCAL

3.2 LIST OF SITES BY SIGNIFICANCE RATING

Numbers refer to text sequence and Figure 5)

SITE NAME, NUMBER AND TYPE

STATE

BARRY ROAD GORGE, CAMPBELLFIELD (26) - Unconformity

MOUNT FRASER (36) - Eruption point

O'HEARNS ROAD, CAMPBELLFIELD (27) - Intra-basaltic sediments

STUDLEY PARK / DIGHTS FALLS, KEW (1) - Melbourne Formation

REGIONAL

BALD HILL (38) - Eruption point

CAPP RESERVE, PRESTON (9) - Melbourne Formation

CRAIGIEBURN EAST (28)- Stony rises, gilgai (soil mounds)

CREEK PDE, NORTHCOTE/COLLINGWOOD (6) - Basalt columns and lava cave

DONNYBROOK (31) - Mineral spring

EDGARS CREEK, RESERVOIR (17) - Dolomite nodules

EDGARS CREEK, COBURG (15) - Waterfall & geological structure

HAYES HILL (37) - Eruption point

"MERRI CREEK PARK" (35) - Incised channel

NORTHCOTE PARK FOOTBALL GROUND (5) - Basalt columns

QUARRIES PARK, COLLINGWOOD (4) - Ropy lava

RETARDING BASIN, THOMASTOWN (24) - Dolomite

RUSHALL STATION, FITZROY (7) - Basalt structures

SUMNER PARK, BRUNSWICK (8) - Silurian/basalt unconformity

WALLAN-WOODSTOCK ROAD MERRIANG (33) - Humevale Formation

WALLAN-WOODSTOCK ROAD MERRIANG (34) - Humevale Formation

LOCAL

CARR STREET, COBURG (21) - Weathered Silurian

COBURG (14)- Edgars creek terrace & meanders

COBURG LAKE (19) - Basalt flows

COBURG LAKE (18)- Basalt structures and unconformity

COBURG LAKE (20) - Alluvial terrace

CONNOLLY AVENUE, COBURG (12) - Tessellated pavement

CRAIGIEBURN EAST (29) - Alluvial terrace

DE CHENE RESERVE (13) - Lava flow structures

KENDALL & HARDING ST., PRESTON (11) - Melbourne Formation and terrace

KODAK, COBURG (16)- Cliff of Melbourne Formation

MAHONEYS ROAD (23) - Alluvial terrace

MERRIANG (32)- Terraced floodplain

MOOMBA PARK RESERVE (22) - Basalt escarpment

RETARDING BASIN, THOMASTOWN (25) - Alluvial basin

SUMMERHILL ROAD (30) - Rock fall

TATE RESERVECOBURG (10) - Former creek course

YARRA BEND PARK, NORTHCOTE & COLLINGWOOD (2) - Merri Creek/Yarra River digitate delta

YARRA BEND PARK, FAIRFIELD (3) - Radial basalt columns

 

Map of geological sites in the Merri CatchmentSITES OF GEOLOGICAL AND GEOMORPHOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE IN PART OF THE CATCHMENT OF THE MERRI CREEK

 

SITE IDENTIFICATION: Each site is given a number and a name (Figure 5, fold-out map in rear pocket) (See also Figure 1). The numbering system begins at the junction of the Merri Creek and Yarra River (Site 1) and the numbers increase upstream (northward). The name is derived from a nearby street or other cultural or topographical features named on the 1:5 000 MMBW maps used as the basis for site location. The site name includes the Municipality and states the principal feature of significance at the site e.g. SITE 7: RUSHALL STATION, FITZROY - BASALT STRUCTURES. For each site a statement is prepared which details the following:

LOCATION: Number of the 1:5 000 MMBW map sheet, adjacent streets or roads and 8 figure AMG grid reference. (The spelling of geographical names has been standardised with that shown on the 1:5 000 maps). The site is located on an extract from the 1:5 000 maps. Note: in describing location, left bank and right bank are used in the context of the observer looking downstream.

ACCESS: Name of the closest road, vehicular track or walking route.

OWNERSHIP & MUNICIPALITY: If Public Land, the name of the managing, authority is given. Owners of private land are not identified. The local government authority is given.

SITE DESCRIPTION: Name and brief description of significant features e.g. rock types, structures, fossils, landforms or geomorphic processes.

SIGNIFICANCE RATING: All sites have been assigned a significance rating on a scale graded from International, National, State, Regional, Local, or Unknown significance. The latter category is used where there is insufficient information about the site to allow a significance assessment to be made.

SENSITIVITY, THREATS, POTENTIAL UTILISATION OF THE SITE.
A sensitivity rating is given (refer to page 5 for the basis of this rating). A short discussion of activities that may damage the site and suggested management procedures to maintain or enhance the significant features.

ILLUSTRATIONS: Figures: extract of 1:5000 MMBW map to show location and boundaries of the site. Photographs: one or more colour photographs to show the significant features of the site. Some, sites have interpretive labelled diagrams or sketch maps and cross sections.

 

 

Studley Park Pumping Station track cuttings Studley Park/Dights FallsKew - Melbourne Formation Merri Ck/Yarra R confluence digitate delta Eastern Freeway cutting (basalt) Yarra Bend Park Fairfield - Radial Basalt columns Quarries Park Clifton Hill - Ropy Lava Northcote Park Football Ground - Basalt columns Creek Parade Basalt columns and lava cave Rushall Station North Fitzroy - Basalt structures Sumner Park East Brunswick - Silurian/Basalt unconformity Capp Reserve Preston - Melbourne formation Tate Reserve Coburg - Former Creek Course Kendall & Harding Sts Preston/Coburg Melb Formation & Terrac Elizabeth Street Cuttings, Coburg De Chene Reserve Coburg - Lava Flow Structures Connolly Ave, Coburg - Tessellated Pavement Edgars Creek Coburg - Terrace & Meanders Edgars Creek Coburg - Waterfall and Geological Structure Kodak, Coburg - Cliff of Melbourne Formation Edgars Ck Reservoir - Dolomite Nodules Coburg Lake east bank - Basalt structures and Unconformity Coburg Lake Basalt Flows Coburg Lake - Alluvial Terrace Carr St Coburg - Weathered Silurian Moomba Park Reserve - Basalt Escarpment Mahoneys Road Reservoir/Fawkner - Alluvial Terrace Retarding Basin Thomastown - Dolomite Retarding Basin Thomastown - Alluvial Basin Barry Road Gorge, Campbellfield - Unconformity Donnybrook Mineral Spring O'Herns Road Somerton - Intra-basaltic Sediments Craigieburn East - Stony Rises, Gilgai (Soil Mounds) Craigieburn East - Alluvial Terrace Summerhill Road - Rockfall Mount Ridley, Craigieburn Hayes Hill - Eruption point Merri Creek Park - Incised Channel Bald Hill - Eruption Point Merriang - Terraced Floodplain Wallan-Woodstock Rd cuttings - Humevale Formation Wallan-Woodstock Rd cuttings - Humevale formation Mt Fraser - Eruption Point Springs Hill, Wallan Pretty Sally Pretty Sally (gully to northwest), Wallan

Sites of Geological and Geomorphological significance in the Merri Creek Catchment

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