Creek Life: Flora & Fauna of the Merri Creek Valley - 2nd Edition
Brett Marshall & Brian Bainbridge, MCMC, November 2019. $20.00 Plus $3 postage
Strategies, Plans and Guidelines
Taylors Creek Strategic Plan
Prepared by MCMC for Mitchell Shire Council, 2009.
Upper Merri Biodiversity Network Plan
Development Guidelines for the Merri Creek
Prepared for MCMC by Pia Herbet & Lester Townsend, Integrated Urban Management, 2004.
Indigenous Planting Guides
This guide lists appropriate plant species and placement within the zones of aquatic and semi-aquatic profiles.
Revised Merri Creek Local Native Plants Guide
Revised Table A in Sept 2015 from Development Guidelines for the Merri Creek.
Merriang Plants for Landcare
MCMC & Merriang District Landcare Group, 1999.
Free from MCMC office
Evaluation of community engagement activities: 'Making Friends for Urban Grasslands'
Brian Bainbridge & Dimi Bouzalas, MCMC 2007.
Putting Down Roots
An Environmental Education Resource for Adult English as a Second Language (ESL). Rob Julian, MCMC, 2004.
Water Education Manual for Early Childhood
Moonee Ponds Creek Crusaders' Teacher's Water Education Manual for Kindergarten – Grade 2 (2010).
Water Education Manual for Upper Primary School
Moonee Ponds Creek Crusaders' Teacher's Water Education Manual for Grade 5-6 (2010).
While walking or cycling along Merri Creek you may be aware of the indigenous plantings, constructed wetlands and the animal life of the creek corridor. But there is an underlying element to this - the Merri valley contains many millions of years of history and secrets.
Ecological Restoration Reports
MCMC Site Information Notes
These site information notes from 2009 summarise six long term MCMC ecological restoration projects on the Merri:
Ngarri-djarrang in Reservoir - the restoration of an urban Native Grassland
Rotunda Wetland in Clifton Hill - the creation of small wetland in inner Melbourne
Moomba Park in Fawkner - the creation of a diverse woodland habitat
Rushwood Drive Reserve in Craigieburn - the restoration of a critical patch of remnant grassland and riparian habitat
Merri Park Wetland in Northcote - the creation of a small diverse wetland in an urban retarding basin
Galada Tamboore in Campbellfield / Thomastown - a special place for the traditional owners of this area, the Wurundjeri people
Other MCMC site reports
Beveridge Recreation Reserve Management Plan 2010-2015 A report for Mitchell Shire Council (2010)
MCMC Ecological Restoration Trials
These MCMC reports were produced as part of individual grants-funded projects:
Gorse monitoring in native grassland: Aerial photograph interpretation and volunteer involvement, Kalkallo Common, Kalkallo (2011)
Out of print
Plants of the Merri Merri
Rebecca Wigney (ed), MCMC & Friends of Merri Creek, 1994. Check your local library
People of the Merri Merri - the Wurundjeri in Colonial Days
Peter Christiansen & Isabel Ellender, MCMC, 2000. This book is out of print. Check your local library for a copy.
The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage of the Merri Merri Creek
Isabel Ellender, MCMC, 1997. Contact us for a one-off photocopy: $16.50
See 1993 Merri Creek Concept Plan Reports – Here
Also see MCMC Digital Resources – Here
*How to purchase a publication:
We prefer you to pay by Direct Deposit:
Account Name: Merri Creek Management Committee
BSB: 633-000 Account Number: 111945036
However, you can also pay by cheque made payable to Merri Creek Management Committee and mailed to MCMC, 2 Lee Street East Brunswick, Victoria Australia 3057.
*If you want the publication posted, please include $3 for postage.