Reimagining Moonee Ponds Creek

Melbourne Water and the Chain of Ponds Collaboration are working with the community to reimagine a section of Moonee Ponds Creek (Brosnan Cres, Strathmore) to create a more appealing waterway, activate open space, enhance recreational opportunities along the creek and improve waterway health.


This exciting project springs from a $5million grant awarded to the Chain of Ponds Collaboration as part of the Government's Building Works program - getting thousands of people back to work as we recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Partners include Melbourne Water, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Moreland City Council and Moonee Valley City Council. The project area includes a 700 m section of the creek in Strathmore/Oak Park. It will deliver a range of benefits including increased pedestrian access points, connectivity and recreational facilities, as well as increased community use of a linear park along the creek.

The project aims to achieve lasting social, environmental and community outcomes that will provide inspiration for future sections of the creek to be transformed.

Watch an ABC News Story on the project, October 2021

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Latest News: 17 November 2022

Concrete Removal Finally Underway!

After a delayed start, Melbourne Water will begin works to naturalise a 50 metre section upstream of Margaret/Odin Street bridge. The works will progress downstream of the bridge in later stages of the project. This work will involve the removal of concrete panels on the slopes of the creek and the installation of rock work. Weather dependent, works will begin in late-November to early-December 2022. They are expected to finish in February 2023.

Community Works Bulletin below.

Project Manager: David Shepherd,  Melbourne Water

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Round One Engagement


Round One Engagement Report


Round Two Engagement


Community Bulletin October 2022