Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek Inc

Hosken Reserve Opening Celebration and Tree Planting -
After a long spell from planting activities because of Covid, I am very pleased to announce that Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek (FOLKC) is to conduct a tree planting on Sunday 19 June 2022 to celebrate the opening of the Hosken Reserve children’s adventure playground, BBQ area, and dog-off-lead area. [Read more...]
Hosken Reserve Opening Celebration and Tree Planting -
The official opening of the new childrens play area and BBQ along with the dog off lead area is to take place on Sunday 19 June 2022, commencing at 10am with Altona North's Tree Day planting until noon when the official opening of the Park will take place. EDvardo will be there to entertain whilst Free food & drink will be available during the afternoon - ALL WELCOME - Click on flyer for expanded version [Read more...]
Clean Up Australia Day 2022 -
A reminder to all that CUADay is upon us again, where did the last 12 months go!! Sunday 6 March 2022 I am proposing to work from Hosken Reserve Carpark commencing at 9am and then deciding on priority area(s) for clean up. At this stage, no.1 priority will be on the proposed planting area adjacent to and under the viewing platform. [Read more...]
Happenings along the Creek in 2022 and beyond -
Happy 2022 to all FOLKC members and supporters. There are many more opportunities being explored for development along the Creek but you will need to watch this space!! FOLKC has secured additional sponsorship funding from TOYOTA, Hobsons Bay Council, Melbourne Water and another of our long standing major supporters - Cedar Meats - which will allow the continuing involvement by FOLKC in ensuring the projects shown below are progressing! I am actively seeking further funding from others at present to ensure the viability of FOLKC during this very exciting and extremely active development phase along our fabulous Kororoit Creek - Any takers?? Most of the additional funding will be used to keep existing sites (where access is allowed) at least tidy and not completely overgrown. [Read more...]
 
Happenings along the Creek in 2022 and beyond -
Happy 2022 to all FOLKC members and supporters There are many more opportunities being explored for development along the Creek but you will need to watch this space!! FOLKC has secured additional sponsorship funding from TOYOTA, Hobsons Bay Council, Melbourne Water and another of our long standing major supporters - Cedar Meats - which will allow the continuing involvement by FOLKC in ensuring the above projects are progressing! I am actively seeking further funding from others at present to ensure the viability of FOLKC during this very exciting and extremely active development phase along our fabulous Kororoit Creek - Any takers?? Most of the additional funding will be used to keep existing sites (where access is allowed) at least tidy and not completely overgrown. [Read more...]
Landcare highly commended Community Group Award 2021 -
Congratulations to all FOLKC members for your input over twenty one years of work to resurrect the Kororoit Creek corridor. This recent award says it all - Well done. Without your work, support and input at many levels, this award would not have beem possible. I also want thank all the supporters of FOLKC - industry, local business, State & Federaal Government and especially the community who have participated at the many planting events along our fabulous Creek.
Hosken Reserve Concept Plan -
Hobsons Bay City Council have released a concept plan for Hosken Reserve and are asking for comments before completing the master plan. The plan can be accessed via HBCC website - Participate/Hosken Reserve of via this link https://participate.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/hoskenreserve If you can send comments ASAP, it would be very much appreciated.
Clean Up Australia Day 2021 -
If COVID stays away, then we will definitely be having a get together on Sunday 7 March 2021, meeting at Barnes Road Bridge car park. This will be our Twenty First Clean Up Australia Day event and a chance for all of us to catch up at last. I will outline the FOLKC year’s program at this event, hopefully whilst enjoying a cappuccino in one of the local cafes – If it rains then two cappuccino’s - Yeah!!
Clean Up Australia Day 2021 -
McKenzie Foods, Altona, volunteered to clean up a section of the Creek at Grieve Parade bridge on Tuesday 2 March as part of Business Clean Up Australia Day and did a fantastic jog. Thanks to all who attended. FOLKC will be holding its 20th Clean Up event on Sunday 7 March, meeting at Barnes Road Bridge car park, Barnes Road, Altona North - All welcome
Shared Trail Status - Barnes to Cherry Lake -
The final two stages of the Hobsons Bay Kororoit Creek shared trail have been designed and are now shovel ready to build – Anyone got a spare $7M? Hon Melissa Horne MP and Tim Watts MP have been briefed and the Department of Transport is aware of the project. My hope is that there may be money in the next State budget (May) for shovel ready projects to stimulate the COVID economy and help get people back to work – Fingers and toes crossed!
Shared Trail Status - Blackshaws to Bluestone Bridge -
Work on this section of trail is about to commence with the trail south of the bridge over the Creek to be the first part of the works, followed soon after by the connection of the Wyndham trail to the Bluestone Bridge. The trail structure beneath the Creek freeway bridge and the remaining trail from the freeway bridge to the bluestone bridge is somewhat more difficult and will take some time to complete. I am hoping that the trail will be open to the community by mid-2021 – Fingers crossed.
Corona Virus & FOLKC -
Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek Inc. (FOLKC) are all retired volunteers from the local community and are of an age that makes our members more vulnerable to the ravages of the insidious Covid-19. Because of this, we are effectively shutting down until further notice. Our Corporate Planting ........ [Read more...]

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Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek (FOLKC) was incorporated in April 2001 and held its first planting on 3rd June 2001. Since then there have been countless planting days and other working bees with more than 1,000 volunteers of all ages, planting in excess of 50,000 trees, shrubs and under-storey plants along the creek ... [See the "About & Contacts" page for more]


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Planting and Regional Park opening

Celebration of opening of playspace, BBQs & dog off lead areas- Free food, drink, entertainment
Location: Hosken Reserve, Blackshaws Road, Altona North
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Clean Up Australia Day
Doherty Site - After planting
Flood!
Creek and Local Industry together
Much Mulch
Below Bocce - Before planting




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