Reimagining your Moonee Ponds Creek

A new, appealing creek side environment

Melbourne Water is leading the Reimaging Your Moonee Ponds Creek Program on behalf of the Chain of Ponds Collaboration Group and in partnership with Moreland City Council, Moonee Valley City Council, Greater Western Water and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).

The aim is to create a more appealing creek side environment, restore waterway health and activate open space and recreational opportunities along the creek.

The project will examine a length of the most northerly concrete section of the Moonee Ponds Creek, in Oak Park and Strathmore.

Project benefits of reimagining this section of the Moonee Ponds Creek include:

  • a more appealing creek side environment where people can interact with nature in a cooler, healthier environment
  • improved waterway health by slowing water flows and establishing aquatic and riparian vegetation
  • activating open space for the community to use and have access to improved biodiversity and habitat for native species.

Themes and Local Areas

Primary Theme:Waterways
Other Themes:Native Vegetation, Native Animals, Communities, Climate Change
Primary Local Area:Urban Melbourne
Other Local Areas:
Project location:Along the Moonee Ponds Creek in Oak Park and Strathmore
Scale of the project:One place
New or continuing work:New project/work

Project partners

Lead organisation:Melbourne Water
Key partners:Moreland City Council, Moonee Valley City Council, Greater Western Water and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation

Investment opportunities

Opportunities for investors within this project start from:$$ (Tens of thousands of dollars)
Estimated scale of investment for full project implementation:$$$$ (Millions of dollars)
Estimated timeframe for full project implementation:1-2 years

Contribution toward targets

Primary Regional Catchment Strategy targets and contribution to its achievement:Waterway Amenity – an average score for waterway amenity of HIGH across the Maribyrnong catchment.
Relevant Biodiversity 2037 goal:People connect with nature
Relevant National Landcare Program priority:

More information

https://www.melbournewater.com.au/building-and-works/projects/reimagining-your-moonee-ponds-creek