We’ve been working with our project partners, community representatives and residents to reimagine a number of creeks across Melbourne.
By working together we’re transforming stormwater drains and creeks into natural waterways and desirable open spaces, where people can interact with nature in cooler, healthier environments. This approach means that the people most likely to use the creek and its open space have influenced the designs to meet their needs and preferences. And, designs are informed by local knowledge, community values and priorities.
Take a look at some of the sites below – and for further information or to have your say on a creek near you, visit the Reimagining Your Creek program page on YourSay, our engagement hub.
Arnolds Creek, Melton West
The first site to be reimagined is a 1.4 kilometre section of Arnolds Creek in Melton West. We began construction in September 2019 and have now completed all civil works, including removing the concrete channel and existing stormwater pipe to create a natural waterway. We are now finishing the site with native plantings.
The fencing around the construction zone will remain in place until after the planting has been completed in July 2020.
Blind Creek, Boronia
We have now finished works on our site at Blind Creek, Boronia, ‘daylighting’ a 650-metre section from Manuka Drive to Scoresby Road. Check out our video which shows the site before and after our works to naturalise the creek and create a vibrant open space for local community to enjoy!
Tarralla Creek, Croydon
The section of Tarralla Creek to be re-designed extends from Dorset Road to Eastfied Road Croydon. To inform the co-design, we established a Community Advisory Group and held community engagement events.
Stony Creek at Sunshine Hospital, St Albans
In March 2019 we held a number of face-to-face and online engagement activities for the Reimagining Stony Creek at Sunshine Hospital project. This included:
- talking to parents and junior players at Club Italia Sporting Club
- holding pop-up information sessions at Sunshine Hospital
- hosting a community barbecue at Grantham Green Reserve
- holding workshops with students from St Albans Meadows Primary School and Jackson School.
Through these activities we heard from more than 500 people and identified what was important about Stony Creek for this community.