Welcome to the Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek
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 over 1,000 volunteers of all
ages, planting in excess of 30,000 trees, shrubs and under-storey plants along
the creek from Barnes Road to Grieve Parade... [See the
"About & Contacts" page for more]
The wetland downstream of the historic Blue-stone Bridge is near completion and is to be planted on Sunday 2 June. If you have any time, please come along and help complete this phase of the Vision for Werribee Plains project. Meeting at 9am at the blue-stone bridge off Clelland Road Brooklyn. BBQ - Hope to see you there.
5/19/2013 1:29 PM
National Tree Day Preparations
Great news, City Circle Demolitions are to supply the very necessary quarry product for the planned looped walking path from the historic bluestone bridge through the future urban forest.
Also, Transpacific have donated more mulch for this year's planting site.
The overgrown site has recently been poisoned, slashed, brush cut and mulched and is looking a picture.
All we need now is rain so that we can pre drill the site in preparation for National Tree Day on 28 July 2013.
2/14/2013 4:57 PM
KOROROIT CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL CORRIDOR PRESERVED FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS.
Hobsons Bay Council last Tuesday night moved to adopt an Environmental Significance Overlay (ESO) for the Kororoit Creek corridor to protect its environmental values. This ESO will extend 30 metres from the banks on each side of the Creek within Hobsons Bay except where it runs through a public park & recreation zoned (PPRZ) area where the boundary is to be extended to align with this PPRZ boundary.
The driver for these changes come from recommendations made in the Kororoit Creek Regional Strategy 2015- 2030 which recommends a consistent regional approach to promote protection, restoration and sensitive development of land adjacent to the Creek.
Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek (FOLKC) have been the champions for this development within Hobsons Bay with their goal to ensure that the community continues to benefit from this wonderful amenity area. A 2500 metre looped walking trail along the Creek, commencing at the west side of Barnes Road, Altona North, is open to the community and is well worth a visit to understand the wonderful environment that we have in our back yard - not 10 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD.
While highly modified, the Kororoit Creek is still home to significant species including internationally recognised migratory birds. Additionally, remnant native vegetation together with evidence of very significant indigenous heritage survives along section of the Creek.
FOLKC calls on Kororoit Creek Strategy Steering Group to implore Brimbank, Wyndham and Melton City Councils to follow Hobsons Bay?s lead in completing this overlay for the full length of the Kororoit Creek for the benefit of all of the community in the west of Melbourne.
12/15/2012 9:15 AM
Final 2012 Planting at SILVERTON Close, Laverton
The latest tree planting along the Creek at the end of Silverton Close, off Westside Drive, Laverton, has recently been completed and the area is looking terrific.
Congratulations to all members of FOLKC for the extra effort put in at the end of a long but very productive planting season.
Thanks to our sponsors Vision for Werribee Plains, Transpacific Industries, Melbourne water, Saltwater Flora and Burns Site Development - without whom this section of the Creek environment would have remained in a very poor state.
If you can get some time to have a look, you will be impressed.
12/3/2012 9:00 AM
National Tree Day 2012
What a fantastic result, 132 registered attendees, 1500 trees and shrubs planted, 10 tonnes clay removed from site on gumboots, Brilliant sunshine, 40kg sausages & 30 loaves bread,etc consumed, 10 kg lollies eaten,giveaways by Toyota and Environment Project launched by Mayor Kim McIlaney from Wyndham, Chris Harrod Executive Director - Manufacturing, Toyota & Viv Amenta, Manager, Vision for Werribee Plains, DSE.
On display was the latest model of the hybrid Camri and a surprise introduction to the NEW Prius 'Plug-in' electric car.
Thank you to all atending this fantastic celebration along the banks of the fabulous Kororoit Creek.
7/29/2012 9:59 PM
NATIONAL TREE DAY 2012
FOLKC extends an invitation to all to attend this year's Toyota sponsored National Tree Day on 29th July 2012 The event commences at 10am with registration and planting instructions as the community enters the planting site from the historic 1889 built Bluestone Bridge ? access and parking in Clelland Road, Altona North. Mel Ref 40:G 10.
This promises to be fun day with a major tree planting celebration along the banks of the Kororoit Creek and it is hoped that in excess of 1500 indigenous trees and shrubs will be planted.
Edvardo and his accordion will be in attendance entertaining the kids (and adults) and doling out lollies to ensure sugar levels are maintained.
Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek will be on hand to instruct volunteers on the subtleties of planting and ensure the safety and security of all those attending. During the course of the morning, tea & coffee will be available to the planters.
A BBQ will be provided at the end of the planting courtesy of Altona Lions.
This project forms part of the Vision for Werribee Plains Grant program and is supported by Toyota Australia, Melbourne Water, Wyndham City Council and Burns Site Development.
Please come and have a fun day along the Kororoit Creek.
5/31/2012 11:09 AM
Vision for Werribee Plains Grant
Department of Sustainability & Environment, Vision For Werribee Plains Grants Program, recently announced that it has allocated a grant to Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek Inc. (FOLKC) as part of a $300,000 overall project to link the Federation Trail into the Kororoit Creek corridor at the Melbourne Water Metropolitan Outfall Sewer bridge in Brooklyn.
This project is being run in a partnership with Wyndham City Council, Melbourne Water, Burns Site Development and FOLKC and will involve the local community and other local industries and businesses.
This project is part of the overall development of the Kororoit Creek corridor as part of the Kororoit Creek Regional Strategy 2005 ? 2030, Brooklyn Industrial Precinct Strategy and in line with the City West Water - Greening the West Project.
The funding will enable the building and concreting of a 400 metre section of shared trail from the MOS bridge to Geelong Road and will link to the soon to built section of shared trail from Sunshine. Planting of this section of the Kororoit Creek corridor with indigenous trees and shrubs will be conducted in partnership with Wyndham City Council and Melbourne Water as part of this project culminating in a celebration and planting event by the community and sponsors in July 2013.
Planning for the shared trail from Geelong Road to Barnes Road, Altona North, has been completed through an earlier grant through Vision for Werribee Plans, and planning for the Barnes Road to Cherry Lake is well underway.
FOLKC expect that Hobsons Bay City Council will pull out all stops to complete this last stage of the very important Kororoit Creek Trail. Once the section from Cherry Lake to Geelong Road is complete, Hobsons Bay residents will have access to off road bicycle / walking trails to Caroline Springs via the Kororoit Creek Trail, to Werribee to their very extensive trail network via the Federation Trail and to the thousands of kilometres of trail in the Metropolitan Shared Trail network.
5/31/2012 8:53 AM
On Sunday 27th May, 18 FOLKC members met in Laverton North and planted 300 trees and shrubs into a prepared mulched bed along the very soon to be completed shared trail along the Kororoit Creek. A great result and a great BBQ at the end of the planting session - Thanks George
5/31/2012 8:44 AM
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