A new wetland is coming to Westbreen Creek! Moreland City Council has commenced the construction of a new wetland at Gavin Park in Pascoe Vale. The wetland will remove sediment, nutrients and other pollutants from stormwater runoff to improve the water quality in Moonee Ponds Creek.
Westbreen Creek is a key tributary of the Moonee Ponds Creek in Pascoe Vale, linking significant habitat at the Northern Golf Course to the main stem of the Moonee Ponds Creek. The potential for improvement works along the important habitat corridor were identified in the Chain of Ponds Prospectus in 2018 in line with the Westbreen Creek Conservation and Development Plan (endorsed by Moreland Council).
The project includes catchment of local stormwater through a wetland to create more habitat and improve water quality along the barrelled section in Gavin Park. The project includes earthworks and landscaping to create three wetland pools which will filter nutrients and pollutants before re-entering the underground waterway. The new wetland will be replanted with local indigenous species, improving habitat and biodiversity values in the area. Some exotic weedy trees will be removed and replaced with local species. New paths and a low-level timber boardwalk will meander around the completed wetlands.
Funding for the wetland has been made available from the Moreland Council Capital Works and Melbourne Water Living Rivers Programs.
Contact: Lori Arthur, Moreland City Council