Toolern Creek

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Toolern Creek at Bridge Road, Melton South, Victoria

Toolern Creek is a small tributary of the Werribee River in Victoria. The creek rises near Toolern Vale and flows through the Melbourne suburbs of Melton and Melton South, separating the industrial and residential areas of these suburbs.

Tributary stream or river that flows into a main stem river or lake

A tributary or affluent is a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or main stem river or a lake. A tributary does not flow directly into a sea or ocean. Tributaries and the main stem river drain the surrounding drainage basin of its surface water and groundwater, leading the water out into an ocean.

Werribee River river to the west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Werribee River is a perennial river of the Port Phillip catchment that is located on the plain west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The headwaters of a tributary, the Lerderderg River, are north of Ballan near Daylesford and it flows across the basalt plain, through the suburb of Werribee to enter Port Phillip. A linear park follows the Werribee River along much of its course. In total the Werribee River completes a journey of approximately 110 kilometres (68 mi).

Melbourne City in Victoria, Australia

Melbourne is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Victoria, and the second most populous city in Australia and Oceania. Its name refers to an urban agglomeration of 2,080.5 km2 (803.3 sq mi), comprising a metropolitan area with 31 municipalities, and is also the common name for its city centre. The city occupies much of the coastline of Port Phillip bay and spreads into the hinterlands towards the Dandenong and Macedon ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley. It has a population of approximately 5 million, and its inhabitants are referred to as "Melburnians".

The creek forms a confluence with the Werribee River at Exford immediately downstream from the Melton Reservoir.

Exford, Victoria Town in Victoria, Australia

Exford is a town in Victoria, Australia, 51 km west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Melton local government area. Exford recorded a population of 107 at the 2016 Census.

A community group called Friends of Toolern Creek has been formed to preserve and restore the environment of the creek. [1] The group holds an annual festival, the Toolern Creek Platypus Festival, to celebrate the platypus in the local waterways. [2]

Platypus A semi-aquatic egg-laying mammal from eastern Australia

The platypus, sometimes referred to as the duck-billed platypus, is a semiaquatic egg-laying mammal endemic to eastern Australia, including Tasmania. The platypus is the sole living representative of its family (Ornithorhynchidae) and genus (Ornithorhynchus), though a number of related species appear in the fossil record.

Residents in the Melton area can make use of the nearby Toolern Creek Trail.

Melton, Victoria Suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melton is an urban area within metropolitan Melbourne, Australia located 35 km west from the capital's central business district. It is the administrative centre of the City of Melton local government area and its most populous centre. At June 2016 Melton had an estimated urban population of 62,117. It is considered part of the Greater Melbourne metropolitan area and is included in the capital's population statistical division.

The Toolern Creek Trail is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which follows the Toolern Creek in the outer western suburb of Melton in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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Coordinates: 37°44′05″S144°34′46″E / 37.73472°S 144.57944°E / -37.73472; 144.57944

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