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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 the biik wurrdha video

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 DEECA 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.

Jacksons Creek biik wurrdha Regional Parklands Map

Jackson's Creek biik wurrdha Regional Parklands

Enjoy these parkland areas

Visit The Nook to enjoy a picnic under the shady trees while watching birdlife and enjoying the creek edge. Toilet facilities and car parking are available.

Get directions to The Nook

Woman walking down a hill in a park with a swamp to the left and trees to the right

Hume City Council manages The Nook

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.

Get directions to Apex Park

Picnic facilities including red top rubbish bin

Hume City Council manages Apex Park

Visit Jacksons Hill Reserve and enjoy the all-abilities path down the valley. View the historic mill while listening to the creek flow. At sunset, enjoy the colours of the red cliffs on the other side of the creek.

Get directions to Jacksons Hill Reserve

Picnic facilities including red top rubbish bin

Hume City Council manages Jacksons Hill Reserve.

Glencoe Drive Reserve was the home of the iconic Sunbury Music Festival held on the banks of Jacksons Creek from 1972 to 1975.

In the coming years, this site will be accessible to visitors.

Watch the video to learn more about the history of the site and the Sunbury Music Festival.

Get directions to Glencoe Drive Reserve

black and white aerial view of sunbury music festival in 1972

Hume City Council manages Glencoe Drive Reserve


  1. Government commitment to create a ring of parkland around Melbourne

    November 2018

  2. Planning phase

    2019 to 2022

  3. Cultural values study

    October 2021

  4. Community consultation - stage 1

    November 2021

  5. Community consultation -Stage 2

    March - April 2022

  6. Final parkland plan

    September 2022

  7. Park improvements

    Open in stages from 2024

We are working in partnership with Traditional Owners, public land managers, stakeholders and the community to develop the vision for the parklands.

Parkland partners

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

More information

For more information view resources below:

Page last updated: 01/03/24