Melbourne Water has started clean-up works along Stony Creek following the West Footscray Factory Fire.

We are working closely with Maribyrnong City Council, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and other agencies to restore the creek and the surrounding environment as quickly as possible.

We are active in Cruikshank Park, where work includes:

•    Pressure washing the banks and rocks to remove contaminated material
•    Removing affected vegetation along the banks and replacing this with new vegetation
•    Placing barriers in the creek every 100 metres to collect and remove any contaminated material. 

To date, we have removed approximately 70 million litres of water and 170 cubic metres of contaminated sediment from the creek.

While monitoring within the creek has shown improvement in some levels, the EPA is continuing to advise the community to avoid all contact with water, keep pets away from the creek and not to consume fish from the area until such time as consistently safe levels are reached. You can visit the EPA website for more information on the remediation work.

Maribyrnong City Council is the lead agency for the recovery phase. To keep up-to-date with the progress of the recovery plan, please visit the council's Fire Recovery web page or email [email protected]

Last updated:
24 September 2018