26 April 2017
A new project to establish a nature link along Jacksons Creek, between the Emu Bottom Wetlands and Salesian College on the edge of Sunbury, was launched on Monday 24th April.
The project has received an allocation of $300,000 through the Victorian Government’s Our Catchments Our Communities initiative.
The project aims to:
- remove pest plants and animals
- establish new native vegetation to link
- strengthen existing habitat
- help local animals including the Growling Grass Frog, Swift Parrot and Platypus
- improve recreational opportunities for residents and visitors
- protect and showcase significant Indigenous sites
- provide community education about the natural values of the creek.
It will be a great example of effective environmental work in largely urban areas.
This project is a partnership involving the PPWCMA, Salesian College, Wurundjeri, Melbourne Water, Villawood Properties, Hume City Council, the Friends of Emu Bottom Wetland and other community groups.
Thank you to everyone who attended the launch, including Anthony Carbines MP, Victorian Parliamentary Secretary for Water and Parliamentary Secretary for Energy, Environment and Climate Change.
Image: project partners at the launch, including Anthony Carbine MP, State Member for Sunbury Josh Bull, Aunty Alice Kolasa and representatives of the Wurundjeri Tribe Land Council, PPWCMA CEO David Buntine, PPWCMA Board and staff, Hume City Council Mayor Drew Jessop and Councillor Jack Medcraft, Salesian College Principal Mark Brockhus, representatives from Villawood Properties, Melbourne Water, Jacksons Creek Eco Network, Sunbury Residents Associations, Friends of the Maribyrnong Valley and Friends of Emu Bottom Wetlands Reserve.