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.
Moonee Ponds Creek, Strathmore and Oak Park
Melbourne Water is leading the Reimagining Your Moonee Ponds Creek Project on behalf of the Chain of Ponds Collaboration Group and in partnership with Moreland City Council, Moonee Valley City Council, City West Water, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Wurundjeri Woi wurrung partners.
Throughout May and June this year we engaged with the community to understand how the community use the space and what future improvements they would like to see to enhance the creek channel and surrounding area.
Three exciting concept designs have been prepared aimed at naturalising the creek channel and improving open space. These are now ready to be shared with and feedback on these concept designs is being sought from the community.
Community engagement will be undertaken from Monday 16 August to Sunday 5 September. To have your say on the future of Moonee Ponds Creek, go to the Reimagining Your Moonee Ponds Creek YourSay page.
Arnolds Creek, Melton West
We have now completed works to reimagine a 1.4 kilometre section of Arnolds Creek in Melton West. The project included removing the concrete channel and existing stormwater pipe to create a natural waterway, and planting native plants.
As part of the design we adopted contemporary urban design and landscaping ideas and incorporated suggestions from the community. Thank you to everyone who shared ideas, values and preferences for the design of the area.
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.