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Breaking Concrete on Moonee Ponds Creek!


Breaking Concrete on Moonee Ponds Creek! January marked the beginning of major works at Oak Park/Strathmore, with the removal of the first panel of concrete as part of the ‘Reimagining Moonee Ponds Creek’ Project.   This exciting project is converting the current concrete channel into a naturalised creek that will transform the area and improve …

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Westmeadows Meander


Westmeadows Meander The Westmeadows Meander project is progressing steadily, with Melbourne Water busily working through the preliminary design phase.  This includes: Once these design steps are completed, a community engagement plan will be drafted and feedback sought by stakeholders.  Melbourne Water and Hume City Council will collaborate on community consultation in the local area to …

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Improving Moonee Ponds Creek


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 …

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Getting to know – Ruthven Davey-Greene


Getting to know – Ruthven Davey-Greene Ruthven Davey-Green is an IWM Sub-Catchment Planning Engineer at Yarra Valley Water. He offers a wealth of experience having completed his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, as well as having worked for over 3 years as a Modelling Services Engineer at Barwon Water. Ruthven first joined Yarra Valley Water …

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It’s a wrap! 2021


It’s a wrap! What an exciting year for Chain of Ponds and Moonee Ponds Creek. A celebration of 2021 We had a great end of year celebration with those who could make it, down by the Creek. A big thanks to Alex (Moreland Council) and Kaye (Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek) for supplying our delicious …

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Featured Projects

Arden and Macaulay

Renewing Arden and Macaulay The Arden and Macaulay urban renewal areas are located approximately two kilometres north-west of the central city, in North Melbourne and Kensington. Directly adjacent to the Moonee Ponds Creek, these renewal projects provide the opportunity for greater protection and connection to the lower Moonee Ponds Creek. DESCRIPTION In 2012 the Arden-Macaulay Structure …

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Bandicoots on the Flight Path

Bandicoots on the Flight Path An exciting Chain of Ponds Initiative – borne of inspiring conversations between collaborators, helping transform the Moonee Ponds Creek into an iconic Melbourne waterway.   DESCRIPTION This project is inspired by Rick van Keulen’s ‘Marsupial Masterpiece’ at Iramoo Wildflower Grasslands Reserve. We’re planting 4 or 5 giant bandicoots on Parks …

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Upper MPC Shared Trail

Upper MPC Shared Trail Feasibility A project to develop a concept plan and design / feasibility for the development of the Upper Moonee Ponds Creek Shared Path. In particular, the section between Tarnuk (Wright St) Reserve to the Woodlands Historic Park, Somerton Road Entrance in Greenvale. Description The key deliverables for this project are: A …

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Past Newsletters

Chain of Ponds Newsletter - Jul 2021

Chain of Ponds Newsletter - January 2021

Chain of Ponds Newsletter - Apr 2021

The Chain of Ponds newsletter published in April 2021.

Chain of Ponds Newsletter - Jan 2021

Chain of Ponds Newsletter - January 2021

Chain of Ponds Newsletter - Aug 2020

The Chain of Ponds newsletter published in August 2020.