Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Regional Parklands

Consultation has concluded

Background

This project is part of the Suburban Parks Program being delivered by the Victorian Government to create more than 6,500 hectares of new and upgraded parks and trails across greater Melbourne. It will deliver a Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Regional Parklands Plan to support progressive park expansion, protection of natural and cultural values, and welcome more visitors to connect with nature.

The Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Regional Parklands area consists of approximately 24 kilometres or over 1000 hectares of ancient landscape in Sunbury. It includes Jacksons Creek, its escarpment and adjoining land.

The parklands will protect new areas for biodiversity and cultural heritage; and will connect trails and open spaces to valued existing parks including Holden Flora Reserve, Jacksons Hill Reserve, Apex Park, The Nook, Grapeview Grove Reserve, Emu Bottom Wetlands, and the Glade Reserve. This large waterway-based parkland will attract local and regional visitors to enjoy the natural and cultural values of the parklands. There will be pathways, picnic areas and creek views that will be enjoyed by many.

The Draft Plan has been developed with the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung Corporation, after seeking community and stakeholder input in November 2021. It sets out the vision, principles and priority actions to support the establishment, management and expansion of the Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Regional Parklands.

The second stage of community consultation has now closed, and feedback on the Draft Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Regional Parklands Plan is currently being reviewed.

You can find out more information at visiting Engage Victoria.

Project partners

The project partners include, DELWP, Hume City Council, Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water, Greater Western Water and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Council:


Background

This project is part of the Suburban Parks Program being delivered by the Victorian Government to create more than 6,500 hectares of new and upgraded parks and trails across greater Melbourne. It will deliver a Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Regional Parklands Plan to support progressive park expansion, protection of natural and cultural values, and welcome more visitors to connect with nature.

The Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Regional Parklands area consists of approximately 24 kilometres or over 1000 hectares of ancient landscape in Sunbury. It includes Jacksons Creek, its escarpment and adjoining land.

The parklands will protect new areas for biodiversity and cultural heritage; and will connect trails and open spaces to valued existing parks including Holden Flora Reserve, Jacksons Hill Reserve, Apex Park, The Nook, Grapeview Grove Reserve, Emu Bottom Wetlands, and the Glade Reserve. This large waterway-based parkland will attract local and regional visitors to enjoy the natural and cultural values of the parklands. There will be pathways, picnic areas and creek views that will be enjoyed by many.

The Draft Plan has been developed with the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung Corporation, after seeking community and stakeholder input in November 2021. It sets out the vision, principles and priority actions to support the establishment, management and expansion of the Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Regional Parklands.

The second stage of community consultation has now closed, and feedback on the Draft Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Regional Parklands Plan is currently being reviewed.

You can find out more information at visiting Engage Victoria.

Project partners

The project partners include, DELWP, Hume City Council, Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water, Greater Western Water and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Council: