Places to relax

Melton City Council is responsible for the management of approximately 2,000 hectares of environmentally significant land. Council also manages land adjacent to 25kms of waterways. Council reserves contain a number of species of national significance including golden sun moth (Synemon plana) and striped legless lizard (Delma impar).

The City of Melton has many green spaces where you can walk, run and get out of doors. Parks are designated areas for public access and recreation. There are also environmental reserves that have access by permission only.

Environmental reserves

Several areas within the City of Melton have been designated as environmental reserves and sites of state and national significance. This is because either the land has been protected under law or by a covenant, or the area is very important because of rare flora (plants) and fauna (wildlife) that live there.

Environmental reserves can be accessed by permission of Melton City Council. A risk assessment is often required for groups or individuals accessing these reserves to ensure any dangers are highlighted. Access is granted for research, educational or other legitimate reasons. Many of these reserves have lists of the rare flora and fauna in them.  For more information contact our Environmental Services Department on 9747 7200.

City of Melton sites of state and national significance

  • Bullum Bullum, Burnside
  • Bush's Paddock, Mt Cottrell
  • Diggers Rest Coimadai Rd Roadside Reserve
  • Eynesbury forest
  • Harkness Road Woodland
  • McCorkells Rd Grassland
  • Mt. Cottrell Recreation Reserve
  • North Western Rail Reserve Grasslands
  • Pinkerton Forest, Exford
  • Ryan's Lane Woodland

Other important project sites

  • Arnolds Creek, Brookfield
  • Exford Road, Exford
  • Little Blind Creek, Kurunjang
  • McCorkells Road, Melton
  • Missens Road, Melton
  • Mt. Cottrell
  • Ryans Creek, High St
  • Toolern Creek, Melton South
  • Toolern Creek, Strathtulloh
  • Toolern Creek, Toolern Downs
  • Toolern Creek, Toolern Vale

Regional, state and national parks

There are several state and national parks in or near to the City of Melton. For more information visit Parks Victoria.