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Sustainability and the Environment

Sustainability and the Environment

Discover Dandenong Creek

A series of revegetation and habitat projects are being rolled out to improve the future health and wellbeing of Dandenong Creek.

Council is working in partnership with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Transurban and Living Links to deliver sustainable biodiversity outcomes for the area.

Discover Dandenong Creek comprises of three key projects:

  • Our Catchments, Our Communities – Revegetation
  • Dandenong Creek Reserve Habitat Enhancement – Habitat and amenity improvements
  • Peri Urban Weed Management Partnerships – Weed control

The three projects work together with the aim to increase the diversity of flora and fauna in the area and encourage more people to visit Dandenong Creek.

Our Catchment Our Communities

Funded by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), this four-year project focuses on adding to the existing habitat. A number of tree planting activities have already taken place along the Dandenong Creek Trail with the aim of supporting a diverse range of fauna and flora. The trail is used by recreational walkers and cyclists so an avenue of trees has been created to improve visual amenity and encourage increased use.

Dandenong Creek Reserve Habitat Enhancement

Funded by Transurban, with support from Landcare Australia, this project focuses on the Dandenong Creek Reserve.

Works include planting approximately 50 juvenile trees in the adjacent horse paddock and 3000 seedlings throughout the reserve, the installation of 12 nesting boxes for native fauna including birds, possums and microbats, a new mulched path, interpretive signage and fencing.

All works are due for completion by June 30, 2018.

Peri Urban Weed Management Partnerships

Funded by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Council is working with Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water and Knox City Council to deliver more than 12 weed management projects during the next four years.

The aim is to control invasive weeds along the Dandenong Creek Trail.

Weed invasion poses a significant threat to the ecological balance in the area. By staging the removal of weeds you achieve and encourage natural regeneration and revegetation in the area.

 

        Victoria State Government Environment, Land, Water and Planning       

 

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