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Maribyrnong River Valley Nature Link Enhancements

The Maribyrnong River Valley Nature Link Enhancements sub-project of the Greening the West of Melbourne (One Million Trees) Project will establish and manage 300,000 mixed native species plantings by the end of June 2017 at locations within the Maribyrnong River Valley Nature Link (as identified in the Regional Catchment Strategy), including specific focus on sites where Green Army projects will be implemented within Moonee Valley.

Initially focused on provision of plants that support approved Green Army projects at Fairbairn Park, Aberfeldie Park, Afton Street Reserve, Canning Street Reserve and the Maribyrnong Valley Parkland, this sub-project will also involve planting at sites that extend and enhance the initial Green Army projects and prior works undertaken by land managers, Landcare groups and/or “Friends of” groups.

Further sites are identified within the City of Moonee Valley at Boeing Reserve, AJ Davis Reserve, Pa Kirchner Reserve, Thompson Reserve, Tea Gardens, and Buckley Street bike path and grassland slopes. Sites are also identified on the opposite side of the valley within land managed by Parks Victoria, Brimbank City Council, and Maribyrnong City Council, as well as up-river toward Keilor and in the riparian corridor of Deep Creek and Jacksons Creek (Sydenham Park). Within the City of Maribyrnong, sites are identified on the Thompson Escarpment, Jacks Wood, Quarry Park, Braybrook Escarpment, Medway Escarpment and small parks.

Sub-project outcomes will support achievement of goals within the Regional Catchment Strategy, Maribyrnong River Master Plan, council master plans for relevant parks and reserves, and the Greening the West Strategy.