district of Parwan is situated on the volcanic plains to the west
of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. The area is close to the township
of Bacchus Marsh and is bounded to the north by the impressive Parwan
Volcanic Gorge where the Werribee river cuts through the ancient lava
flows as it leaves the Bacchus Marsh flood plains.
Parwan has regional biodiversity significance and makes a substantial
contribution to biodiversity in the Victorian Volcanic Plains
Bioregion. A diverse range of ecological vegetation classes are found
here with the bioregional conservation status of Endangered, or in the
case of the grasslands, Critically Endangered.
The Parwan Gorge escarpment is uniquely significant being dominated by
moonah (Melaleuca lanceolata) and the area is an
important wildlife corridor with links to Djerriwarrh Creek and Long
Forest in the north, and the Pinkerton and Eynesbury forests in the
Local landholders and community members have come together to form The
Parwan Landcare Group to work together to improve the environment, land
management and biodiversity of Parwan.