Merri and Edgars Creek, Coburg North wetlands

Project overview

Council, in conjunction with Melbourne Water, is constructing a wetland at the confluence of the Merri and Edgars Creek, east of Golf Road in Coburg North.

The design for the Merri and Edgars Creek wetland (PDF 3Mb (PDF 3Mb)) was developed with the assistance of consultants and a Project Working Group, which includes a range of Council departments, state government departments and local community groups.

The wetlands location was endorsed by Council following public consultation as part of the Edgars Creek Conservation and Development plan in 2013. It is anticipated that aspects of the project, such as planting, will be delivered with the assistance of local community groups.

The wetland aims to:

  • provide a unique area for plants and animals, some which are rare and locally threatened
  • treat and improve stormwater before it enters the Merri Creek, and
  • provide a new natural open space area for passive recreation.

Major stages of the project


The construction and planting phases for the wetland began on 15 December 2015. This involves excavating and shaping the wetland, realigning and connecting stormwater as well as planting and landscaping works.

It is anticipated that the works will be completed by June 2016. To ensure public safety the site is fenced during the works.

Further information


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