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Healesville Freeway Reserve Community Open Day - Sunday May 26 - 10am - 2pm

Springvale Road to Boronia Road section ( Melway ref:62/E5 to 63/C4)

  • Activities at various site from 10am – 12.30pm
  • BBQ at George Road entry of Bellbird Dell from 12.30pm – 2 pm.


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Activities – To be held at various sites along the reserve

  1. Springvale Road car park (Melway 62/E5) – Whitehorse cyclists will have a display and take groups of riders from Springvale rd to Terrara rd and back, bring your bikes along.
  2. Strathdon Orchard – Whitehorse Historical Society will have a display about the Strathdon site and all the other historical sites along the reserve. Learn about the history of the site.
  3. Davy Lane Reserve – Vermont Junior Football club to have a game and clinic. Come along and support the kids or bring your children for a clinic
  4. Nunawadding Community Gardens – A display on the history of the gardens, which is the first community garden established in Australia. Tours will be held, with people on hand to talk to you about growing vegetables and flowers. The Horticulture Center toilets will be open for the public on the day from 10 – 12.30pm
  5. Bellbird Dell reserve – George Road Picnic areas ( Melway 62/J6) The Blackburn & District Tree Society, Greenlink & Bungalook nurseries will put up displays on Indigenous Flora & Fauna and be on hand to talk about their activities.
    1. Live Music – School Bands / ensembles will perform at the George street picnic ground. Vermont Secondary College 10 -11am and Emmaus College from 11 – 12noon.
    2. Nature Walks – Nature walks will be conducted in the BBD, starting at the George street entrance - duration 1 hour.
      • Bird walk – 10am - bring along binoculars if you have them.
      • Nature Walk - 10.30am – Focus on plants, animals, insects and fungi
      • Nature Walk – 11am - Focus on plants, animals, insects and fungi
  6. NADRASCA Farm, 82 Morack road– Display and site tours. Toilet facilities available.
  7. Nethercote, 140 Boronia Road – Equestrian activities

Free Sausage sizzle from 12.30 – 2pm – At George Road entry to Bellbird Dell to be run by the Vermont South Lions Club. Toilet facilities at Terrara Park