This site extends along the western bank of Mundy Creek in Garbutt, from the end of Lockheed Street to John Melton Black Drive (airport road) and includes the adjacent ecologically significant grassland. The site is most conveniently accessible from the eastern end of Lockheed Street.
History of this site
Mundy Creek flows past well-used parks and open spaces, but the surrounding natural vegetation was substantially degraded over the past century and remained largely neglected until the Mundy Creek Natureway concept emerged in the 1990s.
Dedicated local leadership enabled revegetation work to begin in earnest in 2012, and CDTLI site sessions started the following year with great support from local volunteers who energetically cleared weeds and litter, and planted successive areas with new native trees.
The success of early planting at Mundy Creek is clearly visible as the first batch of trees has already matured. These trees now provide valuable refuge and food for many birds and pollinating insects, as well as interest and shade for human recreation.
Despite the project’s excellent progress, management of this site remains challenging in the face of adjacent housing development and earthworks for flood mitigation.
Our monthly site sessions focus on continuing weed control, watering and mulching new trees and maintaining all the earlier plantings. In addition, there are intermittent special activities to enhance community involvement and connection with the local environment, art and cultural heritage.
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