Sandy Creek Reserve

This unique bushland reserve is located on the lower foothills of the eastern Macedon Ranges and adjoins the Parks Victoria T Hill Reserve.

The reserve is valued by the community of Riddells Creek as an ecologically diverse location that supports flora species of state significance.

Its restricted access and the absence of pedestrian and vehicles reduces disturbance to local flora and fauna populations.

Three species of state significance are recorded as present within the reserve – the endangered Hairy-leaf Triggerplant, the rare Slender Fireweed Senecio microbasis and the little known Common Cinnamon-wattle Acacia leprosa var. graveolens, also known as ‘Southern Varnish Wattle’.

We are currently investigating Cinnamon Fungus Phytophthora cinnamomi within the reserve as it is suspected of being responsible for the dieback of native plants in the local area.

Presence of Cinnamon Fungus appears localised in this reserve and limited access by the general public is assisting with reducing its spread.

Access is not currently available to this reserve. Call our Environment team for more information on (03) 5422 0333.

An Environmental Management Plan is available for this reserve.


Sandy Creek Road, Riddells Creek 3431  View Map

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