MCMC welcomes State Govt $1.7 million for Merri Creek Park - Galada Tamboore
On 5th Feb 2017 the State Government unexpectedly announced the allocation of $1.7 million to upgrade and develop visitor infrastructure – including 6km of bike and walking paths in the ‘Merri Creek Park’.
The new visitor infrastructure is planned for the Galada Tamboore part of the Marran Baba [Merri Creek] Parklands in Campbellfield/Thomastown.
Three separate fires at industrial premises threatened Merri waterways during January/February 2017. One resulted in serious impacts on Edwardes Lake in Reservoir. The Merri Catchment includes significant industrial areas and the risk of fire runoff polluting Merri Creek is of increasing concern. We are grateful for the prompt and skilled response of Melbourne Water teams in managing the runoff from these fires. Nevertheless, it's time for a hard look at how to effectively protect our waterways from the threat of pollution from industrial areas, whether from fires, accidental spills or illegal discharge.
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.
If you're wondering what Merri Creek Management Committee does, take a look at our 2016 Annual Report. It summarises our activities for the last year and includes reports from our President and each of our activity areas: Planning & Coordination, Parkland Management, and Catchment Program. Plus there's a summary of our finances, our major sources of funding and key areas of spending. The 2016 Auditor's Report is also available.
Saturday 1st June 2013 was the wettest June day in Melbourne on record. The Merri Creek catchment received rainfall above 57 mm from 9am Friday 31st May to 11am on Saturday 1st June.
The rain led to the media issuing a “major flood warning” at Bell St and St Georges Rd in Coburg. This means that the water was 5m above its normal level.
The flood left huge amounts of mud, litter and debris on the Merri shared path. MCMC and Moreland City Council still went ahead with a planting in Coburg on the next day to celebrate World Environment Day, despite having most of the mulch swept away and mud filling up the holes that had been dug previously.
The Melbourne Times Weekly also has a gallery of photos of the flood at Coburg Lake.
|24 Feb 2018;|
10:00AM - 03:00PM
Autumn Waterbug Census training
|25 Feb 2018;|
08:45AM - 10:30AM
Friends of Merri Creek Bird Survey 1 for 2018 (continued)
|03 Mar 2018;|
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Merri Park Litter Clean-up
|04 Mar 2018;|
09:00AM - 10:30AM
Streamteam Water Quality Testing and Waterbug census
|04 Mar 2018;|
09:00AM - 05:00PM
Clean Up Australia Day
|04 Mar 2018;|
09:15AM - 11:30AM
Bus tour: Exploring Unique Galada Tamboore Grasslands