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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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Upper Moonee Ponds Creek Shared Trail


Upper Moonee Ponds Creek Shared Trail – Walk A beautiful day for a walk on Country. The Upper Moonee Ponds Creek Shared Trail Project Group couldn’t have asked for a better day for a walk in the upper catchment to explore the potential starting and finishing point for the trail. On Thursday 1st July, the …

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Planning Controls & Environmental Significance


Strengthening Planning Controls & Moreland Environmental Significance Overlay The Chain of Ponds Collaboration is working towards greater protection of the Moonee Ponds Creek and surrounds. The Planning Controls Working Group is just one part of this effort, and our interest in improving planning controls is to ensure better outcomes from developments and planning decisions along …

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The Central and Gippsland Region Sustainable Water Strategy is available for review and feedback until Dec 10.  

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 in its early stages and based around Rick van Keulen’s ‘Marsupial Masterpiece’ at Iramoo Grasslands. The thinking is to plant 4 …

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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.