Darebin Creek is 50 kilometres long.
The catchment is 125 square kilometres
The Creek starts in Wollert and meets the Yarra near Alphington.
Flows through four councils, Whittlesea, Darebin, Banyule and Yarra, plus part of LaTrobe University.
Is considered to be in a poor state in the urban reaches and moderate state in the upper reaches.
Has a number of rare or threatened species including Growling Grass Frog, Matted Flax lily and Striped Legless lizard.
Echidna’s have been sighted along the creek in recent years
A platypus has not been sighted for about 30 years
Some of the impacts to the creek include development, rubbish, weeds and changes to flows.
There are a number of major parks along the creek including Norris Bank Reserve, Bundoora Park, Darebin Parklands and Quarry Hills Park.
Darebin Parklands is 27 hectares
The Parklands was a former market garden, quarry, rubbish tip before it became a park.
The quarry reached a depth of 137 feet – which was then filled with rubbish!
The Creek is a the divide between silurian sandstone and volcanic basalt
In the 1960’s there was a railway proposed to go through the Parklands and along the creek corridor to Northcote
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