I'm a retired photographer living in Lilydale mainly researching and writing on Australian aviation history. Now writing more on general subjects.
Published February 7th 2020
You will retain what you see here
There are over 200 flood retaining basins in Melbourne. Many have been developed as parkland or as walking paths and this is one of them. Their purpose is to retain water after heavy rain to prevent flooding further downstream.
The circuit walk is about one kilometre and was full of surprises. The first surprise was a large tree near the entrance in Taylor Street. Close inspection revealed a multitude of acorns growing on it. It was an oak tree.