Description: The waterfall is a high visibility public area that serves as a community node for cyclists, dog owners and walkers. It is adjacent to the intersection of a number of formal and informal pedestrian and bicycle paths connecting Ronald Street, the Merri Trail and Coburg Lake. The predominant landform features are the regionally significant Edgars Creek waterfall (Source: Victorian Resource Atlas, Site 15 Edgars Creek, Coburg – Waterfall and Geological Structure) and exposed Silurian escarpments. The FoEC community notice board is located at this site. FoEC has established significant areas of ecological vegetation class (EVC) habitat on both side of the Creek and have recovered indigenous rock from the M9 water main replacement for use in landscaping works. Creekline Tussock Grassland (EVC 654) at the base of rocky escarpment immediately below to waterfall is now dominated by dense swards of Common Tussock-grass, with herbs and other grasses in the inter-tussock spaces. Open shrubland established upstream from the Ronald Street footbridge comprises a sparse overstorey of Red Gum Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Manna Gum Eucalyptus viminalis, with a dominant shrub layer, including Woolly Tea-tree Leptospermum lanigerum and River Bottlebrush Callistemon sieberi amongst the rocks on the stream bed and Sweet Bursaria Bursaria spinosa, Tree Violet Melicytus dentatus and Hop Goodenia Goodenia ovata occupying the stream banks. Common species among the rocks and gravel on the stream bed are Bidgee-widgee Acaena novae-zelandiae and Spiny-headed Mat-rush Lomandra longifolia.
Funding: Melbourne Water Community Grants program, with matching funding and complimentary work from the Moreland City Council’s maintenance allocation. Recent works funded by the Satterley Property Group.