Native suburban oasis

Designed with people in mind, the MTLT-owned Millennium Reserve on the corner of Pownall and Hillcrest Streets is a community-run project that has transformed bare land into a flourishing reserve filled with native species a network of walkways, springs, lakes and birdlife.

Begun in 1993, the development remains a work-in-progress for a group of devoted community trustees.  Volunteers maintain an on-site nursery that yields most of the natives planted in the reserve from the seed of existing plants. Families are welcomed with walkways dotted with lookout platforms, bridges and seating, along with a picnic area.