Continuous public parkland and a connected trail along the entire length of Merri Creek.
This is our vision, from the confluence of the Merri with the Yarra in Clifton Hill/Abbotsford upstream to its headwaters beyond Wallan. Currently, the much loved Merri Creek Parklands and the Merri Shared Trail only extend along a quarter of Merri Creek’s length, from the Yarra confluence to the Metropolitan Ring Road. If you want to go further north along the creek, you can’t!
The Marran Baba Parklands concept makes up another 25% of the creek’s length, but much of its implementation is still languishing ten years after Parks Victoria released the draft plan. Meanwhile, a huge 50% of Merri Creek is waiting for a coherent park plan. To fill the gap, community groups have developed a plan for a Greater Wallan-Merri State Park from Craigieburn to Wallan. See the details of our park proposal including a map here.