Banyule Wetlands

Andrew Friend is a hobby photographer and recently visited the Banyule Flats wetlands. I really like his photographic style, how he captures the serenity of the wetlands and the detail revealing itself in the close ups. For more of his work visit his blog via the link.

Andrew Friend Photography

Hi everyone,

Recently I visited the Banyule Flats Reserve, which has a large lake and wetlands area close to the Melbourne CBD. It was an interesting area full of bird life. Unfortunately I didn’t get as close to the birds as I had hoped. Instead I captured photos of the wetlands and plants. What do you think of the photos I captured?



Cheers, Andrew

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Benefits of Doncaster Rail – What’s in it for Banyule Residents?

Saving Melbourne from gridlock

Saving Melbourne from gridlock

By Ian Hundley and Marion Ware

We need to support the Doncaster Rail and campaign against the East West Tollway. Once the latter is built the North East Tollway through pristine Banyule parklands will swiftly follow suit. What are the benefits of a Doncaster Rail link for Banyule residents?

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Opposition to $8 billion EW tollway tunnel continues to grow

Image courtesy of

Image courtesy of

Earlier this month representatives from Friends of Banyule attended a meeting of the former CTAG (Coalition of Transport Action Groups) at the Collingwood Elderly Citizens Hall.
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Oops we posted the wrong article

Dear Friends of Banyule blog followers, Yesterdays post taken from an article in the Herald Sun was posted in error. We have removed it from our blog. Of course we do not support the EW link!DOh

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Bolin and the Yarra – Connecting with nature



October  11 to November 5

Sculpture, ceramic and botanical art by artists including -Sally Armfield , Glenn England , Paul Kalemba , Emma Kelly , Lene Kuhl Jakobsen, Joel Medley, Meredith Plain, Giuseppe Raneri  

This exhibition was inspired by Bulleen Art & Garden’s magic location – right next to the Yarra River parks. There is an island of indigenous bushland in the middle of suburban Melbourne. It is a unique flood-plain habitat and urban wildlife corridor and providing links for a range of native birds and animals within the urban environment and beyond. This area also has a rich cultural heritage, particularly the  importance of the Bolin Bolin Billabong and precinct to the local Wurrundjeri as an important annual meeting place.

 Art is a way to express our connection to the natural world, and to encourage others to find their own connections.  Artists have previously responded to this precinct, most significantly it…

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The Age: This is not a plan. It is a hoax driven by money

photo by James Davies

photo by James Davies

Victoria’s most senior bureaucrat, Andrew Tongue, recently said that the Victorian government could not control the number or type of apartment towers in Melbourne because of a need for foreign capital.

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VCAT decision – Banyule House

Banyule Homestead, looking from the lagoon. Photograph: G. Speers 2011

Banyule Homestead, looking from the lagoon. Photograph: G. Speers 2011

The Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT), issued a decision on 23rd September 2012, in the matter of Banyule House; an appeal against a decision by Council to refuse an application by Banyule Management Ltd to subdivide the National Trust listed property and construct three contemporary town houses in its grounds.

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