Upper Moonee Ponds Creek Shared Trail

Upper Moonee Ponds Creek

Shared Trail – Walk

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A beautiful day for a walk on Country.

The Upper Moonee Ponds Creek Shared Trail Project Group couldn’t have asked for a better day for a walk in the upper catchment to explore the potential starting and finishing point for the trail.

On Thursday 1st July, the Project Group welcomed Wurundjeri Elders, Aunty Gail Smith and Aunty Julieanne Axford, and members of the community to explore the top section of the potential shared trail.

Starting at the Somerton Road picnic area of Woodlands Historic Park, the group completed the Murrup Gurrong Yan (Spiritual Creek Walk), winding through stunning woodland forest with river red gums over six hundred years old, scar trees, kangaroos and the eastern barred bandicoots just over the fence. The group had lunch together at the old Homestead then continued through the park to the old quarry site. Aunty Gail and Aunty Julieanne support the development of the trail and have offered some fantastic concepts and advice to make it an even better experience for the community. We look forward to inviting them back when the trail is complete.

Well done to the Project Group, Parks Victoria and community members for all of their great input into the project thus far. Matt and Melissa from Thompson Berrill Landscape Design are currently in the process of incorporating everyone’s ideas into the draft, which will be available in the next two to three weeks.

Contact: Rachel Lopes, Chain of Ponds / Greater Western Water

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