A grand idea for a local biolink
The Jacksons Creek EcoNetwork has a vision to establish a wild life corridor along the Jacksons and Riddells Creeks, running from Sydenham Park (where Jacksons Creek meets Deep Creek) to Macedon/Gisborne and improving access to some of the Reserves along the way.
The EcoNetwork intends to start with a survey along the creeks to define priority worksites and where there are opportunities for nature reserves to be linked in future.
There has already been work coordinated by the Port Phillip & Westernport CMA along the Jacksons Creek Reserve through Sunbury which has provided a good contribution and demonstrated a good model for extending work in the years ahead with mutiple partners.
Themes and Local Areas
|Primary Theme:||Native vegetation|
|Other Themes:||Waterways, Native animals, Traditional Owners, Communities, Climate Change|
|Primary Local Area:||Macedon Ranges, Hume, Mitchell & Whittlesea|
|Other Local Areas:||Urban Melbourne|
|Project location:||Along the Jacksons and Riddells Creeks, running from Sydenham Park to Macedon/Gisborne|
|Scale of the project:||Local|
|New or continuing work:||Building on previous work|
|Lead organisation:||Jacksons Creek EcoNetwork|
|Key partners:||Community groups that are members of the Jacksons Creek EcoNetwork, Melbourne Water, Parks Victoria, Hume City Council, Macedon Ranges Shire Council, Brimbank City Council, landholders|
|Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:||Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation|
|Opportunities for investors within this project start from:||$$ (Tens of thousands of dollars)|
|Estimated scale of investment for full project implementation:||$$$$ (Millions of dollars)|
|Estimated timeframe for full project implementation:||10+ years|
Contribution toward targets
|Primary Regional Catchment Strategy target and contribution to its achievement:||Target 5.4 – Major New Biolinks – Significant, sustained revegetation programs have been undertaken from 2021 to 2050 and have created numerous major biolinks in priority locations across the region|
|Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:||Revegetation of priority areas for connectivity between habitats|
|Relevant National Landcare Program priority:||Soil/biodiversity – Projects that will protect and enhance on-farm remnant native vegetation|