Dandenong Creek corridor works begin

Work has now begun on the first environmental projects being delivered through the $1 million ‘Transforming the Dandenong Creek corridor into a world-class urban Living Link’ project.

Over the next three years, 35 high priority sites along the Dandenong Creek will be enhanced through weed control, revegetation and other environmental activities to strengthen this important corridor for wildlife and people.

As part of the project, the City of Greater Dandenong is hosting a community planting day at Tirhatuan Park on Saturday 19 August. This site adjoins the Dandenong Creek and will be transformed from a grassed open area to natural bushland. This will extend and connect habitat for wildlife and make the area more scenic for users of the Dandenong Creek Trail.

In preparation for the planting day, a group of students from Dandenong High School’s ‘Operation Newstart’ program helped spread five truckloads of mulch across the planting area in June.

If you would like to participate in the community planting event, visit the City of Greater Dandenong website for more information.

The ‘Transforming the Dandenong Creek corridor into a world-class urban Living Link’ project is part of a $1 million grant to Living Links from the Victorian Government’s Our Catchments, Our Communities initiative. Project delivery it is a partnership involving the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA, Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water, local community groups and the Cities of Maroondah, Knox, Greater Dandenong and Casey.