Billabong Renewal Opening

The renewal works on the Billabong on Flemington Rd are now complete.

To mark the occasion there will be an informal gathering with afternoon tea.

We will join with Council Officers from Urban Sustainability, Councillors, Serco Royal Park team and Friends of Royal Park.

Do join us if you can. It really looks lovely.

Date: Wednesday 12th December

Time: 3pm

Location: Billabong Flemington Rd next to North Park Tennis Club


Melbourne Waterbug Blitz

The Dragonfly Festival event was held on Saturday October 20th.

Unfortunately heavy rain meant only 4 of us were in the Australian Native Garden.

However we were joined by a family of wood ducks. Seven day old ducklings seen here sheltering under mum.

Other venues had more attendees and we met up at the SNHC in the afternoon to find out what we had captured in our samples. This study will give an insight into water quality.

When reviewing one sample we were treated to the final transformation of a midge.

The video link :


FoRP Bird Survey

The next Friends of Royal Park Bird Survey is coming up!

When:  Sunday 16th September at 9am

Where: Meet at the Wetlands carpark

Annual Trinity Planting

The Annual Trinity Planting is on again!

When: Saturday 1st September 10.30am

Where: Near the Burke and Wills monument.

If you would like to volunteer to supervise students please let Anne know on tel 0412 279 156.

Working Bee – Remnant Site

The next Working Bee will be at the Remnant Site

When: Wednesday 15th August 10am -12noon

Where: Meet at the Southern Entrance

Bring: Please bring your own gloves


Working Bee – Remnant Area 16 May

The plan for the next working bee with Serco, Royal Park Protection Group  and Friends of Royal Park is to do some weeding work/ Cassinia removal in the Bren’s Drive Remnant.

Where : Bren’s Drive Remnant Area

Meet at: Southern side of Urban Camp. (that way the SNHC carpark can be used).

When : 16 May 2018 at 10am

BYO Gardening gloves

Working Bee – Remnant Area

The next working session will be at the remnant vegetation area completing tasks from last month.

Date: Wednesday April 18th

Time: 10am-12noon

Location: Meet at Ross Straw Pavilion, access from Manningham St, Parkville West.

BYO gardening gloves

Flemington Market

Our next day at the Flemington Market will be Sunday April 15th.

If you can spare some time between 9am and 1pm please let Anne know.

It is an opportunity to talk to people about the park.

Royal Park Transport Assessment

We have been invited to attend the Friends of Royal Park meeting when Sam Cremean will talk about the study the City of Melbourne is undertaking of all the transport modes in and around the park.

The Royal Park Transport Assessment will be a technical report, exploring current and forecasting future people movement and visitation in all modes of transport to Royal Park. It will provide evidence (including, but not limited to, data collection and analysis), best practice examples and a framework for decision making and will be used to inform policy, management and future improvements to the park.

Date: Tuesday April 10th

Time: 7.30pm

Where: Walmsley House 161 Gatehouse Street Parkville

If you plan to come please let me know

Bird Survey – FoRP

Friends of Royal Park are holding a late summer Bird Survey.

Binoculars and field guides provided.  All welcome.

Date: Sunday April 8th

Time: 9am – 11am

Meet at: Trin Warren Tam-boore Wetlands carpark, Oak St, Parkville West.