Merri Creek Management Committee

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land of the Merri Merri.

MarranBabaConsultationThe Victorian Government is inviting people to have a say on the establishment of the marran baba Merri Creek Regional Parklands. You can complete a survey, make a submission, or attend an online engagement session. Consultation closes on 18 August. More information HERE.

MCMC supports this parklands initiaitive and was pleased to attend the launch of the community consultation by the Minister for Environment and Climate Action, the Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, in mid-July. With the magnificent backdrop of Galada Tamboore providing an apt illustration, the Minister spoke of the qualities of the park and the opportunities it will provide for linking trails, open spaces and conservation areas.

Photo: MCMC Manager, Luisa Macmillan, at right, with the Minister for Environment and Climate Action at left. 

The parklands will be established by expanding and linking parks and reserves along Merri Creek from Campbellfield to Beveridge. At 2,778 hectares, it will be one of the largest conservation parks in greater Melbourne. It includes the existing areas of Galada Tamboore, the galgi ngarrk and bababi marning Native Grasslands Nature Conservation Reserves and the connecting corridor along Merri Creek. It also extends north of these areas to incorporate Growling Grass Frog habitat along the Merri and parts of Kalkallo Creek, as well as native grassland and Red Gum woodland areas around Donnybrook . The parklands will provide important habitat for endangered species and ecological communities and are of significant cultural value.

Should you require more information, please contact the Suburban Parks Program’s Co-managed Parks team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wurundjeri panel - featureSee a web version of these fabulous panels which 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: fronts of panels (17MB file); backs of panels (9MB file).

The two metre size panels were originally displayed at libraries and other public places throughout the Merri Creek catchment over 16 months until late 2016, in celebration of MCMC's 25th Anniversary.