Planting 4 Platypus


Hosted in Conjunction with Melbourne Water, Nillumbik Shire Council and the Friends of Edendale Community Farm, we invite you to join us for a day of planting indigenous vegetation along Diamond Creek.

Platypus are a near threatened species that are present along Diamond Creek. They face increasing threats from urbanisation from increased storm water run-off, habitat degradation and pollution. This day of revegetation will help improve habitat for platypus, whilst also increasing public awareness surrounding the threats to platypus.

A presentation on platypus, as-well as sampling of the waterways for environmental DNA will be included on the day around lunchtime.

There will be two planting sessions that will occur between 10:00am - 12:00am and 1:00pm -3:00pm to allow time for lunch.

Some catering will be provided, however you are encouraged to bring your own snacks and water.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please BYO planting gloves, sturdy footwear, and any weather dependant clothing.

The planting area will be around the pedestrian bridge connecting Eltham North Reserve and Edendale Community Environment Farm. We encourage you to Park at Eltham North Reserve playground area.

When booking your tickets, please book a ticket for every person in your group to help us manage numbers.

We aim to make this event / workshops as accessible as possible. Please contact us at or phone 9433 3711 to discuss how we can make this event / workshop inclusive and accessible for you.

Please note:

  • The planting locations are on flat land bordering the Diamond Creek and not on the steep creek banks
  • Children will need to be supervised at all times as we are near the creek
  • This is a COVID safe event. You will be notified if plans change due to COVID restriction changes. 

Privacy Collection Notice

Nillumbik Shire Council – Edendale Farm is collecting your information for the purpose of booking you in to the Habitat Planting eventThe information you provide will be used to evaluate and improve the visitor experience at the farm. The personal information you provide will not be shared without your consent unless we are permitted or required to by law. You have the right to access and correct your personal information. Enquiries for access should be made to the Privacy Officer 9433 3271, or PO Box 476, Greensborough Vic 3088.



  • Sunday, 28 August 2022 | 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM


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