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
Find out more at: yoursay.melbournewater.com.au/reimaginingmooneepondscreek
Latest News: 11 October 2021
A new pond at Oak Park
The votes are in and after two phases of community engagement Design Concept C proved to be the most popular, receiving 135 community votes.
Works are scheduled to begin early next year.
Project Manager: Fin Adamson, Melbourne Water