Sewells Road Roadside Grassland, Conservation Area 12

Supporting substantial numbers of Spiny Rice-flower, this Roadside narrowly avoided devastation by fencing contractors on an adjacent development. Luckily, a passing council officer saw works beginning and saved the day. A lesson in the value of vigilance, signage,...

Kalkallo Common, (part of) Conservation Area 24

A historic ‘commons’, the northern half of Conservation Area 24 is an often-damp gilgai landscape with several threatened plant species and a diversity of reptiles and amphibians. Part of the recently declared Merri Creek Marram Baba Parklands (‘Body...

Donnybrook Cemetery, (part of) Conservation Area 24

The southern half of Conservation Area 24, Donnybrook Cemetery has a unique suite of species including Endangered Matted Flax-lily and unusual peas. Damage in 2023 made ABC TV news and highlighted bad management, including cars carving turning circles and parking on...

Conservation Area 32, Craigieburn Road (West)

Acquired for conservation in 2023, this once high-quality grassland has been neglected and declining for 15 years. The Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation will take on management. Part of the recently declared Merri Creek Marram Baba...