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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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


Planting on the flood plain of the Werribee River at Surbiton Park

werribee river x200 We are planning to plant Common tussock grass on a site which was previously a market garden on the flood plain of the Werribee River at Surbiton Park on Sunday morning 9th July from 9am -12 noon.

Updated: Tuesday, 25 July 2017 19:23


Koalas in Pinkerton

Koala hnb 10 12 07 thKoalas can still be seen in the woodland remnants around Melton.

Koalas appear to have made a tentative return to Pinkerton Forest. Quarterly bird surveys by Birdlife Australia and Pinkerton Landcare & Environment group have observed Koalas on three occasions in the twelve months.

Updated: Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:24


PLEG Working Bees

Working BeesWorking Bee dates for 2017 - 9am to 12 Noon.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this naturally beautiful area.

Updated: Wednesday, 25 January 2017 09:44


First planting at Pinkerton Homestead 27th July

irene cutting tobacco trees x150On 27th July members of PLEG & visitors planted at Pinkerton Flat, at the site of the old Pinkerton homestead, beside the Werribee River.

The home site is marked by several very old Robinia trees. Most of the bluestone has been removed from the old house over many years for the building of stone walls along the river flats so the walls are now little more than knee high. An old photo shows the house in 1892. The roof had been removed even at this early date.

Updated: Tuesday, 16 August 2016 15:43


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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.