About the parklands
Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Regional Parklands will span over 1,000 hectares and stretch along 26 kilometres of Jacksons Creek from Sunbury to Diggers Rest.
The name ‘biik wurrdha’ means ‘land of many’ and is the name given to Jacksons Creek by the Traditional Owners of the land, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Watch a video from the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung
Making green, open spaces more accessible and protecting plants and animals, including the platypus
The parklands are being protected for conservation and cultural reasons, and DELWP is working with parkland partners to realise the vision in the Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Parklands Plan 2022 (PDF, 12.2 MB).
Some areas of the parklands are not accessible to the public due to conservation and cultural sensitivities. You can now enjoy the parkland areas listed below.
Visit Apex Park to enjoy the playground, bocce court and picnic facilities.
Visitors can usually walk down to the creek to view the historic bluestone bridge and walk to The Nook, however, due to Sunbury Road upgrades this access will be temporarily closed until March 2024.
Click here for location.
Hume City Council manages Apex Park.
Glencoe Drive Reserve was the home of the iconic Sunbury Music Festival held on the banks of Jacksons Creek from 1972 to 1975.
In coming years, this site will be accessible for visitors.
Play the video to learn more about the history of the site and the Sunbury Music Festival.
Click here for location.
Hume City Council manages Glencoe Drive Reserve.
Government commitment to create a ring of parkland around Melbourne
2019 - 2022
Cultural values study
Mid – 2021
Cultural values study by Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation
Community consultation – Stage 1
Community consultation – Stage 2
March – April 2022
Final parkland plan
Mid – late 2022
Mid – 2023
Walking and cycling trails, signage, fencing, safety infrastructure and a shared use trail connecting Sunbury Township to Jacksons Hill Reserve picnic area
We are working in partnership with Traditional Owners, public land managers, stakeholders and the community to develop the vision for the parklands.
The parklands will be managed by multiple land managers, known as parkland partners including:
- Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation
- Hume City Council
- Parks Victoria
- Melbourne Water
- Greater Western Water
For more information click on the links below:
- Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Regional Parklands Plan 2022 (PDF, 12.2 MB)
- biik wurrdha Regional Parklands Cultural Values Study (PDF, 1.1 MB)
- Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Parkland Plan Summary (PDF, 470.6 KB)
- Visitor Information Sheet - Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Parklands (PDF, 1.7 MB)
- Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Regional Parklands Fact Sheet (PDF, 743.5 KB)
- Engage Victoria
Contact the Suburban Parks Program team at email@example.com.
Page last updated: 26/10/22