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Emu Bottom Wetlands (Melways 362 F7)

Racecourse Road

Sunbury, Victoria 3429

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Where there was once a weedy field of Phalaris at Emu Bottom Wetland, a new native grassland is now emerging. After extensive weed control, native grasses have been direct seeded back into the rabbit-proof fenced site. This planting aims to re-establish a variety of wildflowers as future sources of seed. Enter the reserve from the Racecourse Rd carpark (Melways 362 F7) and follow the flags to the fenced area. A free lunch will be provided.


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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Hume City Council's Greening events are free family-friendly and child-safe activities, with people of all ages and backgrounds welcomed. To be covered by Council's public liability and personal accident insurance policies (note only ages 12 to 85 years are covered), you will need to register your attendance on the event sign-in sheet, and follow the event supervisor's safe working instructions.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Car-parking is usually available on the surrounding streets to the planting site, or at designated reserve carparks.

For public transport options, check the PTV Journey Planner at http://jp.ptv.vic.gov.au/

What can I bring into the event?

Please wear old comfortable clothing that you wouldn't mind getting dirty, with safe enclosed shoes. Consider if you need to bring a rain jacket or a sun-smart hat. Bring a drink bottle (water, tea and coffee will be provided) and your own packed lunch if you have any special dietary requirements (a simple BBQ lunch or pizzas are catered for lunch, with fruit snacks).

All of the other tools, equipment and materials required will be provided by Council, including gloves and sunscreen.

When will events be cancelled?

Greening events will cancelled if there is bad weather forecast, including heavy rain, thunderstorms or gale force winds. However light drizzling rain is great planting weather and the event will go ahead if people arrive (check the rain radar on http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml#skip).

Council staff are normally out on site about an hour before the event commences, setting up.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Melissa Doherty, Urban Biodiversity Officer at Hume City Council

9205 2466
0409 702 086
melissado@hume.vic.gov.au

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Emu Bottom Wetlands (Melways 362 F7)

Racecourse Road

Sunbury, Victoria 3429

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