CityLink Tulla Widening Urban Landcare Project
The CityLink Tulla Widening (CTW) project – between Bulla Road and Power Street – was funded by Transurban and supported by its project partners. The CTW project partnered with Landcare Australia to manage and deliver two urban Landcare projects along the project corridor in consultation with local communities.
The two sites were identified from a set of seven, through an environmental and cultural values assessment by Landcare Australia, in consultation with local councils and community groups. Wykrook-nguluk Darrang in Moonee Ponds (opposite Union Street, Brunswick), and Brady Reserve in Brunswick West were the two chosen project sites.
The two sites were chosen for their ability to provide multiple benefits:
- Address local vegetation priorities and local planning strategies
- Improve condition of the riparian bushland corridor
- Increase availability of fauna habitat
- Increase local biodiversity and vegetation connectivity
- Increase cultural significance either indigenous or non-indigenous
- Improve local recreation amenity
- Enable community engagement
Through the Transurban Partnership, Landcare Australia also planned and undertook additional land rehabilitation activities beside the Moonee Ponds Creek. View video
Project locations and activities
Wykrook-nguluk Darrang (meaning Whispering Trees in Woiwurrung language)
Located on Moonee Ponds Creek Reserve, opposite Union Street in Brunswick.
Project works have opened up public space, and provided significant environmental benefits, by restoring a diverse and urban-adapted grassy woodland vegetation community to a disturbed site, and linking it to remnant habitat across the creek.
To explain the site’s cultural and environmental history to the wider public, Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation were engaged to name the site and provide input into interpretive signage that was also developed in consultation with Moonee Valley Council and the Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek. Visitors and passers by can access the site via the adjacent Moonee Ponds Creek shared user trail. View map
Brady Reserve is located along the Moonee Ponds Creek opposite CityLink, and can be reached from Hope Street in Brunswick West.
Project works have involved increasing the level of understorey (ground cover) plants, to enhance existing planted areas at the reserve, including work undertaken by Melbourne Water, Moreland Council and the Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek. View map
In addition to the CityLink Tulla Widening Urban Landcare Project, Transurban has funded a series of major regeneration projects in partnership with Landcare Australia. These projects aim to improve native habitat, engage local communities and improve the visual amenity of areas adjacent to vital transport corridor projects in major cities. These projects are: