Have your say on the rehabilitation of Stony Creek

Local community members are encouraged to share their ideas and aspirations for Stony Creek’s rehabilitation with the launch of a ‘Your Say’ online portal. 

To help inform the ongoing recovery works and the development of the ‘Stony Creek Rehabilitation Plan’, Melbourne Water has launched a feedback portal for community members to provide their suggestions for how best to rehabilitate Stony Creek following the West Footscray fire on 30 August 2018. 

From planting trees and improving public spaces to preventing litter and restoring natural habitats, Melbourne Water hopes the portal will allow the local community to share their feedback on what matters most to them. 

Emily Phillips, Melbourne Water’s Manager Regional Services (North West), said the process will help to identify the key priorities for the Stony Creek Rehabilitation Plan which will be released publicly by mid-2019.

“We will continue to collaborate with the community, Maribyrnong City Council, Environment Protection Authority Victoria and other relevant government agencies to ensure the rehabilitation plan aligns with the community’s expectations and values,” Ms Phillips said.

“Melbourne Water and our partner agencies are committed to restoring and enhancing Stony Creek and its surrounding environment and we’re looking forward to working closely with the community to deliver this.

“People will be able to share their feedback online but also in person at a number of community events, which will take place in February and March.”

The ‘Your Say’ portal marks the first stage of the community engagement process and will remain open until Monday 11 March 2019. All feedback submitted will be shared with the Maribyrnong City Council, Environment Protection Authority Victoria and other relevant government agencies to assist development of the Stony Creek Rehabilitation Plan and Council’s Cruickshank Park Masterplan.

For more information or to have your say, visit: yoursay.melbournewater.com.au/stony-creek-rehabilitation

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