Management Phone/Fax: 03 9499 4454 | Parklands Phone/Fax: 03 9499 3486

Fast Facts

  • 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