Park Management Issues
The VPO policy document can be found on the Monash City Council website. The VPO does not include dead trees or trees dangerous to life or property, nor does it include tree weed species. To view the current VPO policy document go to:
Monash City Council Planning Guidelines:
www.monash.vic.gov.au/planning/otherguidelines and locate:
"Tree removal or tree works within the Vegetation Protection Overlay (VPO) area" - 19 kB (PDF document)
The City of Monash - Indigenous Reserves Corridors Conservation & Management Plan (Ecology Australia - October 2000) identifies the following threats and management issues within Damper Creek Reserve.
Damper Creek Management Plan (5Mbit) - by Practical Ecology (June 2021)
The City of Monash - Monash Open Space Strategy ( MOSS ) - Council Meeting of 27.2.18
Draft Monash Open Space Strategy (12 page pdf)
Submission Responses (9 page pdf)
Threats & Management Issues (Urgent Priorities)
Compatible uses : passive recreation (walking, running, bicycle riding) in designated areas; nature based and educational activities and walking of leashed dogs.
Objectives include maintaining, conserving and enhancing the existing flora and fauna values and preventing further alteration to the semi-natural ecological processes. Management should focus on preventing degradation and loss of biodiversity by reducing existing threats; and enhancing existing values through revegetation, provision of other habitat components and improved water quality.
First priority should be the protection and enhancement of indigenous remnants with revegetation as a second priority.
Weed invasion - Weed invasion from gardens is a major problem in Damper Creek Reserve. Common garden weeks include Ivy, Wandering Jew, Agapanthus, Arum Lilies, Cotoneaster, Morning Glory, Sweet Pittosporum and Bridal Creeper.