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B.J. Hubbard Reserve

Facility type:
  • Bushland reserve
B. J. Hubbard Reserve in Ringwood North is located between Evelyn Road and Kubis Drive.

The reserve occupies 7.2 ha (17.8 acres) and is mostly covered by natural bushland with approximately 160 indigenous species with a number of plants on the site being of regional conservation significance.

The reserve is popular due its walking trails and large open recreational area. A scout hall is located on the grounds.

B.J. Hubbard Reserve is a dog off-leash area in the open area only. Dogs must be kept on-leash while:

  • on a shared path
  • within 15 metres of: 
    • playgrounds or children’s play equipment
    • barbecue or picnic facilities
    • organised sporting events or training sessions. 

Council is currently undertaking a strategic review of our current bike jump facilities across the municipality. This includes assessing the need for additional facilities in Maroondah.

We are currently working with the community and key users of BJ Hubbard Reserve to establish and maintain bike facilities in appropriate locations that are respectful to the local environment and can be managed and maintained by Council in the interests of public safety.

We will undertake the next stage of community consultation, including onsite and face to face engagement, as soon as COVID-19 restrictions allow.

Things to do:

  • Bushwalking
  • Dog walking

Accessible features:

Location:

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Flora

B. J. Hubbard Reserve consists of Valley Heathy Forest (with both Box-Stringybark Woodland and Mixed Eucalypt Woodland), Grassy Dry Forest, Valley Grassy Forest, and Swampy Riparian Woodland.

The following list represents some of the common and some of the rare and significant (*) plants found in the reserve.

Upper storey

  • Red Box - Eucalyptus polyanthemos
  • Red Stringybark - Eucalyptus macrorhynca
  • Yellow Box – Eucalyptus melliodora
  • Messmate – Eucalyptus obliqua
  • Swamp Gum – Eucalyptus ovata
  • Bundy – Eucalyptus goniocalyx

Middle storey

  • Cinnamon Wattle – Acacia leprosa*
  • Prickly Moses - Acacia verticillata
  • Tree Everlasting - Ozothamnus ferrugineus
  • Hedge Wattle – Acacia implexa
  • Silver Banksia – Banksia marginata*
  • Rough Tree-fern – Cyathea australis

Lower storey

  • Cranberry heath - Astroloma humifusum*
  • Clustered Everlasting - Chrysocephalum semipapposum*
  • Grey Guinea-flower - Hibbertia obtusifolia*
  • Angled Lobelia - Lobelia anceps
  • Showy Violet - Viola betonicifolia
  • Rock Correa – Correa glabra*
  • Common Correa – Correa reflexa

Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

  • Red-anther Wallaby-grass - Joycea pallida
  • Tall Sword-sedge - Lepidosperma elatius
  • Tall Sedge – Carex appressa
  • Velvet Tussock Grass - Poa morrisii
  • Hollow Rush – Juncus amabilis

Lilies and Orchids

  • Yellow Bulbine-lily - Bulbine bulbosa
  • Tiger Orchid - Diuris sulphurea
  • Common Bird-orchid - Chiloglottis valida

Fauna

Birds

  • Grey Butcherbird - Cracticus torquatus
  • Common Bronzewing - Phaps chalcoptera
  • Australian King-Parrot - Alisterus scapularis
  • White-winged Chough - Corcorax melanorhamphos
  • Rainbow Lorikeet – Trichoglossus haematodus
  • Laughing Kookaburra – Dacelo novaeguineae
  • Superb Fairy-wren - Malurus cyaneus

Mammals

  • Swamp Wallaby – Wallabia bicolor
  • Short-beaked Echidna - Tachyglossus aculeatus
  • Koala – Trichosurus vulpecula
  • Common Brushtail Possum – Trichosurus vulpecula
  • Common Ringtail Possum - Pseudocheirus peregrinus
  • White-striped Freetail Bat – Tadarida australis

Amphibians

  • Common Froglet – Crinia signifera
  • Southern Brown Tree Frog – Litoria ewingi

Friends of B.J. Hubbard Reserve

If you would like to get involved or would like more information, please refer to our Community Groups listing  or contact Team Leader Bushland, Maroondah City Council on (03) 9294 5677.

Features:

  • Bushland
  • Dogs off leash
  • Onsite parking
  • Seats/picnic tables
  • Shelters
  • Walking path

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