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Upper MPC Shared Path


Upper MPC Shared Path Work continues to improve the shared path and trail in the northern sections of Moonee Ponds Creek. We are fortunate to have a shared path or trail for almost all the Creek’s length, offering exploration and recreation opportunities along this iconic corridor. However, there are some significant breaks in the trail: …

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Strategic Review for Chain of Ponds


Strategic Review for Chain of Ponds The Chain of Ponds Strategic Review Working Groups has been busy through September and early October conducting a thorough strategic review process. The group, comprising of Geraldine Plas (Melbourne Water), Alex English (Moreland City Council), Andrew Hickey (Greater Western Water) and Rachel Lopes (Chain of Ponds / Greater Western …

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Reimagining Your Creek


Reimagining Your Creek The exciting Reimagining Moonee Ponds Creek project, led by Melbourne Water on behalf of the Chain of Ponds Collaboration and DELWP, aims to transform a section of Moonee Ponds Creek¬† into a more natural form. Melbourne Water recently undertook a two-phase community consultation process with the community to ensure that the proposed …

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Gavin Park Wetland


Gavin Park Wetlands 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 …

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Improving Recreational Opportunities


Improving Recreational Opportunities The Moonee Ponds Creek Improvement Project is making headway in Brunswick West and Essendon.  The plan to improve recreational opportunities along the creek include the installation of a shared path bridge crossing, which will be fully installed by the end of the year. In the past weeks the survey set-out works and …

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Getting to Know Julie Law


Getting to Know Julie Law Julie Law is a long-time friend and advocate of the Moonee Ponds Creek, and one of the first people to be involved in protecting the creek. A local resident of the area, Julie became involved when she attended community planting days and has since fostered a life-long love for the …

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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. The thinking is to plant 4 or 5 giant …

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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.