Melbourne Water is committed to enhancing life and liveability in your area. To maintain our assets, as well as improving the natural amenity and liveability of the area, we will be undertaking works to naturalise a section of Wallan Creek in Hadfield Park, Wallan.

Why this project is important

Hadfield Park is an important community asset located centrally in the township of Wallan. Numerous facilities are located on the site, including the Mechanics Institute and Free Library, R. B. Robson Stadium and Wallan public toilets. 

The creek traversing the park was previously shaped to include a small concrete pipe to carry the low flows, and wide grassed channel to carry flood flows. We were approached to rehabilitate an eroding section of the watercourse behind the Mechanics Institute and Free Library, which requires the relocation of the concrete pipe. This provides an opportunity to:

  • naturalise the creek
  • redesign the open space
  • improve amenity, community connections and access
  • create a pleasant place to visit.

This project aims to both rehabilitate failing erosion protection works and daylight an underground pipeline, by constructing a low flow channel and revegetating the waterway corridor.

What’s happening

This project involves:

  • removal of the existing pipeline 
  • earthworks to create a natural creek profile
  • erosion protection rock works
  • revegetation with ephemeral and terrestrial plants and trees. 

The existing established trees will be protected during the works with relevant Tree Protection Zones in place. 


Works have begun and are expected to finish in December 2021, weather permitting.

Contact us

If you have feedback or would like more information about this project, contact us.

Last updated:
22 November 2021