Cattle used to
graze the banks of the Madurta creek. In 1972 the surrounding area was
subdivided for housing with the proviso that an open space be set aside.
Madurta Reserve came into being.
Since 1983, local
residents have successfully opposed various development plans and ensured
the reserve remains in the hands of the community as a viable natural
Friends have protected
emerging Eucalyptus rubida (controversially believed to be E.
dalrympleana variety dalrympleana) seedlings, carried out
revegetation and weeded in the bushland areas. E. rubida grow
in the high rainfall areas of the Adelaide Hills. A stand of these trees
exist at the entrance to Madurta Avenue and have heritage protection.
along the creek has been undertaken in the past few years, and the kind
summer of 2010/11 has seen the young plants really take off.
is connected to the other reserves by established walkways.
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