Melbourne Water - waterway improvement works on Little River, Balliang

This is a weed control and revegetation project along 3 kms of Little River downstream of the Brisbane Ranges National Park, to improve the quality of riparian habitat.  

Removal of large exotic trees to assist indigenous riparian vegetation and to complement previous works and the overall plans for improving Little River.    

Trees in the Triangle will not be affected.

Weeding carried out January to March 2016 and stockpiled for burning around April 2016.   

Approximately 6000 native plants will be planted over two years beginning in winter 2016.

See Melbourne Water's Community Bulletin for more information.

Brisbane Ranges - Port Philip Bay Biolink 

Brisbane Ranges - Port Philip Bay Biolinkproject made possible by a Commonwealth Community Environment Grants Program.

This program to encourage community involvement to protect remnant vegetation, improve biodiversity corridors and revegetate urban and riparian zones (waterways).

Members thinking about protecting existing vegetation, undertaking new plantings, or providing good shelter for birds and native animals were encouraged to apply for funding assistance.

The Little River Revegetation Project

This Little River Revegetation Project has been our major landscape scale project to deliver on-ground works for enhancing the environmental, social and economic values of the upper Little River Catchment by improving connectivity/biolinks between existing vegetation such as the Brisbane Ranges National Park, the You Yangs Regional Park, Little River and Balliang and Stony Creeks. The Little River and Stony Creek have significant environmental values. 

Our Community Projects

We are pleased to provide assistance in our community including carrying out working bees at our local CFA and the Balliang Hall where we hold our meetings.

Ongoing projects

We are always on the alert for ways to assist our members!