Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek Inc

Vale Simon Hogan -
It is with deep sadness and heavy heart that I announce the loss of our very dear friend, Simon. To Fay, Stephen, Linda, and her family our sincere condolences. R I P Click on picture for full tribute
Planting in July and POLLUTION!! -
Our Chief Ranger, Andrew Webster from Hobsons Bay City Council is organising the second of three plantings along the Kororoit Creek saving me from having to do the same - Yay!! This time, it is planned to plant acacia to replace many of those that had reached the end of their lives and Rhagodia along the riparian to consolidate the embankment between McArthurs Road and Barnes Road Meeting at 10am at the bottom of McArthurs Road, Altona North on Sunday 2 July [Read more...]
Planting in June -
Hi Volunteers Happy New Planting Year to one n all Suzette from Council is organising the first of three plantings along the Creek saving me from having to do the same - Yay!! This time, it is planned to plant acacias below Toyota to replace many of those that had reached the end of their lives. Perhaps I can actually plant a tree bringing the total I have planted over the past 23 years to around seven, mebbee eight - My memory is going (or gone - according to Kerry & Simon) Meeting at 10am at the car park at the bottom of Dohertys Road, Altona North on Sunday 4 June Hope to see you there and we can have a chat after with a cuppa either courtesy of HBCC or FOLKC - To Be Decided on the day. ALL VERY WELCOME
Greater Western Water Supports FOLKC Project -
Great news! FOLKC is very pleased to be selected as a recipient of a Greater Western Water grant, one that will bring State and Local Government, Industry and the community together to contribute to the development of a cooler, greener, cleaner West. Greater Western Water, by means of its Thriving Communities Grant, has joined up with Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek (FOLKC) to plant out a Brooklyn site on the Kororoit Creek with the aim of creating an Urban Forest. When grown, the forest will filter out some of the dust emanating from the Brimbank Industrial Precinct and prevent it from entering the Brooklyn residential community, as well as further enhancing the Kororoit Creek environmental corridor. [Read more...]
Heritage Brooklyn Bluestone Bridge Rejuvination Project -
Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek is excited to have received an $86k West Gate Neighbourhood Fund Grant to rejuvenate and light the 1880’s heritage-listed unique blue stone bridge that served for many years as the crossing over the Kororoit Creek on the main road link to Geelong. The funding will help us to clean up the graffiti on this wonderful old bridge and solar light the bridge abutments and the shared trail as it passes over it. New signage will welcome visitors to Hobsons Bay and the wonderful Kororoit Creek environmental corridor and the community will get a look at latest edition of Geoffrey Ricardo’s ‘Sprits of Time’ artwork. [Read more...]
BRAG funding for Brooklyn section of Trail -
Brooklyn Residents Action Group has received a West Gate Neighbourhood Fund Grant for the Kororoit Creek Shared Path Artwork project. The funding will help to Install artwork and solar lighting along Kororoit Creek trail between Blackshaws Road and Geelong Road, to complement the existing sculptures by Geoffrey Ricardo's 'Spirits Of Time And Place', located south of Hosken Reserve Regional Park. [Read more...]
Kororoit Creek Regional Park Opening -
Thanks to support from the West Gate Neighbourhood Fund and Hobsons Bay City Council, a much-loved reserve in the inner west has been transformed into a regional park which will help bring the local community together. The Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek was successful in being awarded a Partnerships grant through the West Gate Neighbourhood Fund to upgrade the GJ Hosken Reserve in Altona North [Read more...]
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...]

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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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Creek and Local Industry together
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