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.

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Merri Events Calendar

28 May 2017;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Merri Park Hand Weeding - CANCELLED

28 May 2017;
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Direct Seeding & Weeding - Coburg

03 Jun 2017;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
MECCARG Mabo Day Planting

04 Jun 2017;
10:00AM - 12:30PM
World Environment Day Planting & Litter Clean-up

04 Jun 2017;
02:00PM - 03:30PM
Streamteam Water Quality Testing - CANCELLED

11 Jun 2017;
10:00AM - 12:30PM
3rd of 6 Woody Weed Whacking at Bababi Marning (Friends of Merri Creek)