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    Platypus Arts Trail

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The Platypus Arts Trail celebrates the wonderful wildlife,

local plant species, rivers and other special natural features

of Bacchus Marsh... including our iconic platypus!



'Platypus River' by Lukas Kasper

About the 'Platypus River' Mural

Artist: Lukas Kasper

Location: Grant St entrance to Peppertree Park, Bacchus Marsh (approx. 55 Grant St, Bacchus Marsh)

Launched: 27th November 2022

Species included: Platypus, Bacchus Marsh Wattle, Growling Grass Frog, Purple Crowned Lorikeet, Spotted Pardalote, Damselfly, River Red Gum. All of these species occur along the Werribee River, Bacchus Marsh! Click here to find out more. The shapes and colours in the mural represent some of the other local native plants found along this section of the river.

Sponsors: Moorabool Shire Council (Community Arts & Culture Grant), Community Bank Bacchus Marsh (Green Grant), Melbourne Water.

This 'Platypus River' mural is the first artwork to be installed for the Platypus Arts Trail. There will be more artworks to follow!

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Species in the 'Platypus River' Mural

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Other beautiful natural features of the Bacchus Marsh area...

Find out more about our other project areas below...

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For community members - Find out how you can help our local platypuses.


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For builders & developers - Find out how you can keep our platypuses safe.


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Celebrating the special rivers, plants & animals of the Bacchus Marsh area.


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Monitoring platypuses, water quality & litter in Bacchus Marsh waterways.


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