Pinkerton Forest

Pinkerton Landcare & Environment Group (PLEG) is concerned with the restoration of native grasslands and grassy grey-box woodlands, including the grassy woodland of Pinkerton Forest, the nearby native grassland in Mulla Mulla Grasslands (Bush's Paddock) and of the adjacent section of the Werribee River Volcanic Gorge, (which adjoins Western Water Treatment Plant at Surbiton Park) within the City of Melton, Victoria, Australia.

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Pinkerton Forest Story


This Pinkerton Forest document was placed in the Time Capsule that was opened on 2017 then re-interred in Pinkerton Forest, in USB form, requiring a detailed summary of our activities over the years in Pinkerton Forest.

Updated: Wednesday, 07 February 2018 10:41


Pinkerton Family Time Capsule Opening 8th November 2017 and Family Picnic

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On Wednesday 8th November 2017 the time capsule placed in the memorial cairn in in 1931 and 1992 beside the family graves in Pinkerton Forest was opened in a ceremony attended by many dignitaries, reflecting the importance placed on the environmental, cultural and heritage values of Pinkerton Forest by Melton Council, Western Water and the State Government.

Updated: Monday, 12 February 2018 11:40


Pinkerton Forest Impressions, Spring 2017 by Joan Bowker

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Pinkerton Forest Impressions, Spring 2017 by Joan Bowker

Updated: Thursday, 21 December 2017 12:37


Planting The Understorey At Cobbledicks Ford Reserve - 15th July 2017

Cobbledick Reserve planting 15July2017 On a sunny winter’s Saturday morning 15th July 2017 Darren Wright, Open Spaces Engagement Officer, and Sal Hussein both from the City of Wyndham, Frances Overmars of Pinkerton Landcare and Environment Group, and community volunteers conducted environmental restoration work at Cobbledicks Ford Reserve.

Updated: Tuesday, 25 July 2017 19:17


Melbourne Water

Melbourne Water continues to offer assistance to private land owners and managers in the Werribee Gorge region with contributions to ongoing weed control and revegetation in areas along waterways through our Community Grants programs.

Visit the Melbourne water website's Get Involved page to apply for funding for Councils and Public landmanagers, private land owners and managers, Schools and community groups and anyone who is interested in educating the community to improve river health.

Visit Melbourne Water's Improving River Health page to find out what we do to improve waterway health, how well it’s working and how you can get involved.



Updated: Wednesday, 05 February 2014 14:53

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Pinkerton Forest and Bush's Paddock Flora and Fauna Report

Western Water and Shire of Melton commissioned Ecology Australia Pty Ltd to conduct a flora and fauna assessment of Pinkerton Forest and Mulla Mulla Grasslands (Bush's Paddock).

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Cobbledicks Ford Reserve: Flora and Fauna Management Plan

SMEC Australia Pty Ltd was commissioned by Wyndham City Council to prepare a flora and fauna management plan for Cobbledicks Ford.

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Western Water Partnership

We recognise the ongoing support of Western Water in our work to protect and enhance Pinkerton Forest, the Werribee River and the Pinkerton Link.