Arcade Way Reserve

Area Data 
http://grasslands.ecolinc.vic.edu.au/sites/default/files/Arcade%20Way%20Reserve.geojson
Description 

Arcade Way Reserve is totally surrounded by the houses which is characteristic of the City View Estate  which was designed by Walter Burley Griffin in the late 1920’s.  Some of these parks have changed little over time and the native flora was preserved despite  some disturbances, the planting of exotic trees and construction of playground equipment and paths. 

State 
VIC
Location 

Arcade Way Reserve is located to the east of Arcade Way, in a residential area of East Keilor and Avondale Heights within the City of Moonee Valley, between Milleara Road to the east and the Maribyrnong River to the west, approximately 10 kilometres north-west of the Melbourne central business district

Facilities 

Interpretative signage, childerns play ground, a concrete path traverses the reserve

Size 
0.6 ha
Owner 
City of Moonee Valley
Manager 
City of Moonee Valley
Contacts 

City of Moonee Valley
(03) 9243 8888 
Email: council@mvcc.vic.gov.au

History 

Horses are known to have grazed the land forming these reserves prior to the land being subdivided for houses.  The reserve was subsequently slashed  to reduce the fire hazard at roughly three monthly intervals. From 2000 the reserves have been regularly mown on an approximately three week cycle and in 2005/6 footpaths and playground equipment were constructed. In 2010 Moonee Valley City Council was alerted by a local resident that they had identified native grassland containing a nationally significant Spiny Rice-flower at both JH Allan and Arcade Way Reserves and the parks are now managed for conservation.

Signifigance 

The reserve contains two significant species; EPBC listed as critically endangered Pimelea spinescens (Plains Rice-flower) and Coronidium gunnianum (Pale Swamp Everlasting) which is a state listed vulnerable species

What to look for 

Good wildflower displays, in particular of Goodenia pinnatifida (Cut-leaf Goodenia)

Management activities and priorities 

Altered mowing frequencies to encouragement of natural regeneration, weed control