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Langwarrin Military Reserve (former), McClelland Dr, Langwarrin, VIC, Australia

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List Register of the National Estate (Non-statutory archive)
Class Natural
Legal Status Registered (21/10/1980)
Place ID 5871
Place File No 2/18/293/0005
Statement of Significance
Forty-five percent of indigenous plants of Mornington Peninsula are found in this Reserve. Over 50% of mammals of Mornington Peninsula are found in the Reserve including the New Holland mouse (PSEUDOMYS NOVAE HOLLANDIAE). The area is not seriously despoiled and still supports healthy communities of indigenous plants and animals. It is the only significant block remaining on edge of the metropolis.

(The Commission is in the process of developing and/or upgrading official statements for places listed prior to 1991. The above data was mainly provided by the nominator and has not yet been revised by the Commission.)
Official Values Not Available
Description
Open eucalypt forest, acacia and tea tree widely cover the Reserve, the light sandy soil of the area supporting a diverse and prolific variety of plants. Shelter is provided for a wide variety of birds throughout the area including grey crowned babblers, an extremely rare species in southern Victoria.
History Not Available
Condition and Integrity
At present in a natural state, having regenerated since military activities ceased many years ago, but could be threatened if urbanisation and subdivisions occur in the surrounding area. In 1982, 40ha were burnt.
Location
212ha, opposite Langwarrin Railway Station, Langwarrin.
Bibliography
"AN ECOLOGICAL EVALUATION" WENDY CALDER - CENTRE OF ENVIRONMENTAL
STUDIES, MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY.

Report Produced  Sat Jul 12 21:31:11 2014