marran baba – Merri Creek Regional Parklands

Consultation has concluded

Background

In 2018, the Victorian Government committed to expanding the Merri Creek Parklands. The expanded area will stretch from Campbellfield in the south to Beveridge in the north. It will be known as the marran baba Merri Creek Regional Parklands. The Parklands will connect existing parks and reserves by providing new infrastructure such as trails and signage. The aim of this is to provide opportunities for everyone to access and experience nature, undertake recreation, and have a break from the urban surrounds.

Some key facts about the proposed Parklands:

  • When complete, it will cover 2,778 hectares of open space including galada tamboore, galgi ngarrk and bababi marning Grasslands.
  • The term 'marran baba' means 'body of mother' in the Woiwurrung language.
  • It will become one of the largest conservation parks in metropolitan Melbourne, more than 70 times the size of the Royal Botanic Gardens.
  • It will be an important habitat for endangered species including the Growling Grass Frog, Plains Wanderer and Golden Sun Moth.
  • The expertise of the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation will help enhance the significant cultural and ecological values in the area.

A partnership group led by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is leading the planning of the new Parklands. The partnership includes Hume City Council, with many parts of the Parklands lying within our boundaries.

The partners doing the planning work want to know about everyone's vision and priorities for the new marran baba Merri Creek Regional Parklands.

You can find out more and register for updates from the Department and join the consultation which closed on Tuesday 16 August 2022.

Partners:




Background

In 2018, the Victorian Government committed to expanding the Merri Creek Parklands. The expanded area will stretch from Campbellfield in the south to Beveridge in the north. It will be known as the marran baba Merri Creek Regional Parklands. The Parklands will connect existing parks and reserves by providing new infrastructure such as trails and signage. The aim of this is to provide opportunities for everyone to access and experience nature, undertake recreation, and have a break from the urban surrounds.

Some key facts about the proposed Parklands:

  • When complete, it will cover 2,778 hectares of open space including galada tamboore, galgi ngarrk and bababi marning Grasslands.
  • The term 'marran baba' means 'body of mother' in the Woiwurrung language.
  • It will become one of the largest conservation parks in metropolitan Melbourne, more than 70 times the size of the Royal Botanic Gardens.
  • It will be an important habitat for endangered species including the Growling Grass Frog, Plains Wanderer and Golden Sun Moth.
  • The expertise of the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation will help enhance the significant cultural and ecological values in the area.

A partnership group led by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is leading the planning of the new Parklands. The partnership includes Hume City Council, with many parts of the Parklands lying within our boundaries.

The partners doing the planning work want to know about everyone's vision and priorities for the new marran baba Merri Creek Regional Parklands.

You can find out more and register for updates from the Department and join the consultation which closed on Tuesday 16 August 2022.

Partners: