Merri Creek Management Committee


Creek Life coverBooks

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

MCES CoverMerri Creek and Environs Strategy 2009-2014
Download PDF (8.3MB) or read on our website pages

Development Guidelines for the Merri Creek
Prepared for MCMC by Pia Herbet & Lester Townsend, Integrated Urban Management, 2004.  Download PDF 

Upper Merri Biodiversity Network Plan
July 2009.  Download PDF

Management Guidelines for Grasslands CoverManagement Guidelines for the Native Grasslands of the Merri Creek
Judy Bush & Tony Faithfull, MCMC,1997.  Download PDF 

Merri Creek Trail Review Final Report
Thompson Berrill Landscape design P/L October 2007. For Cities of Darebin, Moreland and Yarra  Download PDF

Taylors Creek Strategic Plan   Prepared by MCMC for Mitchell Shire Council, 2009.

Indigenous Planting Guides

Moreland INdig Plants cover 2Gardening with Indigenous Plants in Moreland  MCMC & Moreland City Council, 2005. Download from the Moreland City Council website

Merriang Plants for Landcare  MCMC & Merriang District Landcare Group, 1999.  Free from MCMC office

Wildlife & Habitat Guide for Merriang Landholders
Practical management tips for landholders in the Volcanic Plain north & west of Melbourne.
Merriang District Landcare Group, DSE, MCMC & City of Whittlesea 2008.  A modified version of the guide is available on a series of pages on our website

Revised Merri Creek Local Native Plants Guide
Revised Table A in Sept 2015 from Development Guidelines for the Merri Creek.  Download PDF 

Environmental Education

Putting Down Roots coverPutting Down Roots
An Environmental Education Resource for Adult English as a Second Language (ESL). Rob Julian, MCMC, 2004.  Download PDF 

Evaluation of community engagement activities: 'Making Friends for Urban Grasslands'
Brian Bainbridge & Dimi Bouzalas, MCMC 2007.  Download pdf 

Ecological Restoration Reports

MCMC Site Information Notes

These site information notes from 2009 summarise six long term MCMC ecological restoration projects on the Merri:

Galada Tamboore in CampbellfieldGalada Tamboore Info Note cover/Thomastown - a special place for the traditional owners of this area, the Wurundjeri people

Merri Park Wetland in Northcote  - the creation of a small diverse wetland in an urban retarding basin

Rushwood Drive Reserve in Craigieburn - the restoration of a critical patch of remnant grassland and riparian habitat

Moomba Park in Fawkner - the creation of a diverse woodland habitat 

Rotunda Wetland in Clifton Hill - the creation of small wetland in inner Melbourne

Ngarri-djarrang in ReservoirNgarri djarrang Info Note cover  - the restoration of an urban Native Grassland

Other MCMC site reports

Central Creek Grasslands (Ngarri-djarrang) Action Plan 2009-2014 (2009)

Restoring a Native Grassland Community: the Ngarri-djarrang (Central Creek) example (2009)

Beveridge Recreation Reserve Management Plan 2010-2015  A report for Mitchell Shire Council (2010) (PDF 8.2 Mb).

MCMC Ecological Restoration Trials

These MCMC reports were produced as part of individual grants-funded projects:

Trial of Sen-Tree Browsing™ Deterrent on shrub plantings on escarpments at Bababi Marning Grassland, CampbellfieldTrial of Sen Tree Browsing Cover (2013)

Division as a means of increasing a population of Chocolate Lily, (Arthropodium strictum) in remnant grassland (2013)

Gorse monitoring in native grassland: Aerial photograph interpretation and volunteer involvement, Kalkallo Common, Kalkallo (2011)

Applying gap and disturbance treatments for establishing forbs in a remnant Native grassland (2013)

GSM Monitoring coverLongitudinal monitoring of distribution and habitat of a Golden Sun Moth (Synemon plana Lepidoptera: Castniidae) population north of Melbourne. Results from 2014-5 flying season (2015)

Out of print

The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage of the Merri Merri Creek
Isabel Ellender, MCMC, 1997.  Contact us for a one-off photocopy: $16.50

People of the Merri Merri - the Wurundjeri in Colonial Days
Peter Christiansen & Isabel Ellender, MCMC, 2000.  Check your local library

Plants of the Merri Merri
Rebecca Wigney (ed), MCMC & Friends of Merri Creek, 1994.  Check your local library

Community Consultation Concept Plan coverSee 1993 Merri Creek Concept Plan Reports – Here

Also see MCMC Digital Resources – Here

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