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, City West 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

Reimagining this section of the Moonee Ponds Creek will result in:

  • 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.

Project Update

Throughout May and June 2021, we engaged with the community to understand how the community use the space and what future improvements you would like to see to enhance the creek channel and surrounding area.  

Artist's illustration of Moonee Ponds Creek with a pond at Oak Park, naturalised waterway, terraces and daylighting of the drain.

From this we developed three design concepts and throughout August and September we held the second phase of engagement where three concept designs were presented to the community. We asked which design concept you preferred and for feedback on which aspects of each design concept were the most important. We also asked for community feedback on the opportunities to transform the areas of open space within the project area.

314 people completed the online survey and voted on their chosen concept designs with community feedback providing valuable insights into each of the design concepts as well as the recreation benefits the Moonee Ponds Creek offers.

Concept design C was the most popular receiving 135 community votes. 31% of all people voted that the installation of the pond at Oak Park is the most important aspect of this concept design.


Full summary of the phase one and two results:







Find out more about Reimagining Moonee Ponds Creek

Contact us

If you have questions or feedback on the project, get in touch with the project team:

 1800 952 911

 [email protected]




June 2020 - April 2021

Project planning


May - June 2021

Phase one community engagement 


June -August 2021

Design development


August - September 2021

Phase 2 community engagement 


November 2021

Design confirmed

Not Started

January 2022 - March 2023

Construction - will be phased over two summers

Not Started

June 2023 - June 2024


Last updated:
12 November 2021