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Friends of Darebin Creek

Photograph copyright Tom Crawshaw 2024

Darebin Creek

Darebin Creek is one of the major northern tributaries of the Yarra River. The creek winds its way through many of Melbourne’s northern suburbs. From its source in the city’s rural fringe, its journey finally meets the Yarra in Ivanhoe and Alphington.

The Darebin Creek and adjacent parklands still retain much of its indigenous flora and fauna, even after years of urbanisation.

Our beautiful open spaces belong to us, to enjoy forever. Their health and well being are in our hands. If you enjoy using the Darebin Creek for its natural beauty, why not become active and contribute to its well being.

Darebin Creek is a precious resource of open space and river environment for city inhabitants. There are many pedestrian and cycle paths running alongside the creek, making it easy to explore. There are many parklands and recreational areas throughout the Darebin Creek region.

Heavy industrial and urban development have taken a heavy toll on the creek, including heavy creek bed modification throughout most of its lower range, industrial and household pollution, weed invasion and rubbish and litter dumping.

 

who we are

The Friends of Darebin Creek is an incorporated group formed in 1995 to protect, restore and conserve the Darebin Creek and its adjacent creek side areas from its source in Wollert to its confluence with the Yarra in Alphington as a natural environment for the enjoyment of the community.

Our purpose is to enable the community to participate in the protection, restoration and conservation of the Darebin Creek.

our Objectives

who we work with

The Friends of Darebin Creek work closely with local councils and the Darebin Creek Management Committee on a number of projects and also have a representative on the DCMC Committee of Management allowing us to have a say in the future direction of management along the waterway and provide input into some of the larger creek restoration projects.