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 this year 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.

The phase one engagement results showed environmental sustainability as the top priority for the community, capturing the importance of naturalising the creek and improving biodiversity of the area.  We heard cyclist and pedestrian safety is a priority, to make sure the community can safely use the area.  We also heard feedback to enhance recreational spaces such as improved picnic and BBQ facilities for friends and family to utilise.  Significantly, community feedback highlighted the importance of ensuring the space is accessible, safe and enhances connection to the creek and surrounding areas for the whole community to enjoy.

View a full summary of the phase one results here:

Design Concepts

The overall design approach is to undertake measures to naturalise the appearance of the waterway from the constrained concrete channel that currently exists.

The consistent treatment for all three options is to modify the existing base of the concrete channel, removing excess concrete material, whilst maintaining the base concrete for stabilisation of the waterway. New rockwork will form the base of the waterway hiding the remaining concrete.  Rock will also be used to create a natural waterway channel and a series of in stream weirs. 

We will now share three exciting concept designs aimed at naturalising the creek channel and improving open space. 

Watch our video below to learn about the three design concepts.

Share your views – Phase 2

Your feedback is important to us.  We want to understand what you like about each of the concept designs so that our final design will reflect what is most important to you.

Learn more about each of the concept designs and have your say online by visiting the project’s YourSay page or join us at our upcoming online engagement sessions (details below).

Have your say online 

Online consultation is open from Monday 16 August to Sunday 5 September.

The outcome of this engagement will inform the final design for the project and will be shared with the community towards the end of 2021.

Upcoming community sessions and activities

Due to the Victorian Government announcement of restrictions, we are unable to undertake our previously advertised face to face engagement and have scheduled a number of online engagement sessions for you to meet our project team and get more information about each of the options.

Wednesday 18 August 6pm-7:30pm:

Friday 20 August 2021 12pm - 1:30pm:

Tuesday 24 August 6pm-7:30pm:

Saturday 28 August 2021 1pm - 2:30pm:

Saturday 4 September 2021 12pm - 1:30pm:

Alternatively, please head over to our YourSay page to provide your feedback and don’t forget to follow the project for the latest updates.

Contact us

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

 1800 952 911

 [email protected]

Last updated:
11 August 2021