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 Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA).
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
|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|
|Lead organisation:||Melbourne Water|
|Key partners:||Moreland City Council, Moonee Valley City Council, Greater Western Water and Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action (DEECA)|
|Registered Aboriginal Party/s relevant to the project or its area:||Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation|
|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:||–|