Platypus Monitoring on Merri Creek – free information session

A healthy waterways initiative


The Merri Creek at Galada Tamboore (Wurundjeri language for "stream waterhole") in Campbellfield/Thomastown. Image: MCMC

Tuesday 7 February 2012
6:00pm – 8:00pm

CERES Community Environment Park

Stewart Street, Brunswick East (Melway 30 B7)

Meet at 6:00pm on Merri Creek Trail, east of Merri Creek Management Committee Building (near end of Lee St, Brunswick East)

Click here to see map, and location of 6:00pm meeting place on Merri Creek Trail.

There is no charge to attend. 

In January 2012, an injured platypus was discovered in Merri Creek. Since the find, Melbourne Water has introduced additional platypus surveying on the creek. We are pleased to invite you, your colleagues and friends to this information session about our platypus monitoring program and how platypus surveys are done.

Click here to read more about the recent find.

Melbourne Water people will be joined at the information session by people from cesar Australia, our platypus monitoring contractors.

At 6:00pm, join us on the Merri Creek Trail to see how nets are set up for platypus surveys.

At about 7:00pm, join us in Rooms 2 and 3 at CERES (Stewart Street entrance) to find out about platypus biology, Melbourne Water’s platypus monitoring program – including additional monitoring since the January find – and results of monitoring.

We look forward to seeing you there.

More information

Eddie Tsyrlin, Senior Aquatic Scientist, Melbourne Water Phone: 0413 995 525 Email:

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