Improving Moonee Ponds Creek
The Moonee Ponds Creek corridor improvement project in Brunswick West/Essendon is progressing very well. A new pedestrian and cycling bridge across the creek has been installed, linking the two suburbs.
Shared path connections and associated works on both sides of the creek were also completed in May allowing the bridge to be opened and it is already proving popular with locals. Soft landscaping works are now underway on both sides of the creek, as the site is prepared for upcoming planting. An official launch and community planting day is being held on July 7.
Stage 2 will commence in the new financial year and include a shared path link on the Moreland side up to Moreland Road, an informal walking path and fencing along Hopetoun Avenue and more weed control and revegetation works.
The new wetland running along the Westbreen Creek corridor at Gavin Park (Northumberland Road, Pascoe Vale) is very near completion and is looking stunning! The wetland will remove sediment, nutrients, and other pollutants from the stormwater runoff which will, in turn, improve the water quality of the Moonee Ponds Creek downstream. All major earthworks are now complete, and the wetland has been filled with lots of local indigenous plant species, enlightening the habitat and biodiversity values of the area.