Bushland reserves and wetlands

Photo of a creek flanked by grassy banks, wattle trees and gum trees

Council manages 100 bushland and wetland reserves covering an area of 495 hectares.

In a fragmented urban and peri-urban landscape, these reserves provide an important refuge for Nillumbik’s unique range of plants and animals. They are also places where residents can spend time with nature and enjoy a range of cultural and recreational activities. Most weekends, volunteers from across the Shire work together to protect many of these reserves as part of a Friends Group

Council’s Environmental Works Team is responsible for conserving and enhancing the values of this land for future generations. Works include weed control, pest animal management, habitat enhancement, threatened species management, revegetation and fuel reduction. Visit the Environmental Works Toolkit page to find out more.

To find out about the bushland and wetland reserves prioritisation and planning, see related information below.

Reserves of note include:

All Council reserves are listed on the Recreation and Parks directory