Merri Creek Management Committee

Moomba Park consists of approximately 30 hectatres of open space on the western side of Merri Creek, in Fawkner.

The park was the site of Merri Creek Managment Committee’s bicentennial (1988) planting project at which many thousands of indigenous trees and shrubs were planted in hundreds of plots across the landscape.

These plots now provide, extensive woodland habitat across the landscape, supporting woodland birds and animals such as the Crested Shrike-tit and visiting Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos.

Moomba Park consists of approximately 30 ha of open space on the western side of the Merri Creek, in Fawkner.

Moomba Park in 1988 – Bicentennial planting site

Moomba Park is now a valuable habitat site

Moomba Park is now a valuable habitat site (photo from 2006)

However this site is still under threat from patches of un-managed land within the park which harbour weeds such as blackkberry and pest animals such as rabbits that threaten existing native remnants and revegetation plantings.

People of the area

The Fawkner and the Reservoir communities that surround the Merri Creek in Moomba Park are notable for being a community with a highly diverse ethnic background, including a high proportion of recently arrived migrants. Moomba Park Primary School has also been engaged in many environmental activities at this site.

To find out about the geology of this site click here.

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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)