The West is growing. The open country between Caroline Springs and Melton will all be covered in houses and factories in the next twenty years. That means that another 15 or so kilometres of the Kororoit Creek is going to be in the suburbs. Not much chop for … [Read More...]
About the Friends of Kororoit Creek
The Friends of Kororoit Creek are an active group of volunteers working on a range of activities which aim to improve the health of the Kororoit Creek and its surrounds in the Brimbank area.
Activities include plantings during the cooler months in joint venture with the Brimbank City Council’s Conservation Team, maintenance of new and older planting sites, Group working bees at designated work sites, Waterwatch and informal walks along the Kororoit Creek trail. Revegetation and maintenance activities are currently carried out from Isabella Williams Reserve in St Albans downstream to Buckingham Reserve in Sunshine West and down to Somerville Road in Brooklyn.
The Group meet bi-monthly on the 2nd Tuesday evening of the month (7.00 pm start) from February to October at the North Sunshine Tennis Club celebrating our achievements with a social evening on the 2nd Tuesday in December.
If you would like to get involved and learn more about the plants, animals and issues that affect the Kororoit Creek, please Contact Us for further information. Our Group always welcomes new members.
Help us protect the creek
Our beautiful Kororoit Creek is home to many different types of native animals. Many bird species live, feed and nest along the waterway, others say temporarily and move on when conditions change. The creek is also home to snakes, lizards, frogs, fish and other aquatic life along with many insects. Occasionally, even wallabies and the odd echinda have been spotted in the more urban sections of the creek and large mobs of Eastern grey kangaroos inhabits the upper northern reaches of the creek.
The Friend's of the Kororoit Creek get their hands dirty planting and protecting the plants that provide shade, shelter and food for the wildlife that live there. In 2013, there was even a platypus spotted near the Forrest Street entrance to the creek! We spend the cooler months planting locally grown native plants and do maintenance all year round on new and more established planting sites. There is always room for another pair of hands on a working bee and we would love to see you at our next event. We have jobs for all skills and abilities so please contact us to get involved today!
Help us keep Brimbank Beautiful
We run an urban litter project that aims to beautify our streets and waterways, inspire people to bin litter where they see it and campaign for better litter and recycling infrastructure in our local area.
Beautiful Brimbank runs regular events along the Kororoit Creek focusing on the following 'hotspots':
- Derby Road Footbridge - Cnr of Anderson and Derby Roads, Sunshine.
- Arthur Beachley Reserve Sunshine.
- Buckingham Reserve Sunshine.
- Boreham Street Stepping Stones Sunshine.
These areas are particularly littered because this is where the local storm water drains run into. Did you know this is where the litter on your street ends up?