Cruickshank Park welcomes new native plants

Published on 23 July 2020

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More than 3000 indigenous plants have been planted along Stony Creek, including a section of Cruickshank Park, in the first achievement delivered as part of the Stony Creek Rehabilitation Plan.

These new plants are key actions from Maribyrnong City Council’s Stony Creek Future Directions Plan 2020 and Melbourne Water’s Stony Creek Rehabilitation Plan 2019-2029, and highlight the collaborative efforts to restore and maintain the area for the community.

The new native plant plots have been planted along Stony Creek, providing habitat for native wildlife in the area, enhancing amenity and in years to come, will create green canopy cover for the entire community to enjoy.

The new additions will be closely monitored and maintained for three years to ensure they are given the best chance of establishing strong foundations, before becoming part of the landscape.

Stony Creek is a vital waterway in our City that flows from the west through Braybrook, Tottenham, West Footscray and Yarraville to reach the Yarra River near the West Gate Bridge.

Council endorsed the Stony Creek Future Directions Plan on 25 February 2020, which recommends new improvements in the area to help increase community safety and accessibility.

For more information about the Stony Creek Future Directions Plan 2020, visit the website www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

For more information about Melbourne Water’s Stony Creek Rehabilitation Plan 2019-2029, please visit the website here

Message from the Mayor, Cr Sarah Carter

Stony Creek is a valued waterway within our community and the addition of these new plants is just one of the ways we are working to ensure the entire community continue to have access to this beautiful open space for years to come.

Message from Melbourne Water’s Regional Services Manager Emily Phillips

Melbourne Water is committed to making great improvements to enhance the natural beauty of such an important community waterway that is Stony Creek. These plantings deliver on an outcome to return Cruickshank Park to a vibrant community open space.

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