Moonee Ponds Creek - a Priority Urban Waterway

Before and After: The Moonee Ponds Creek today, and an artist's impression of what it could look like in the future.


Sign the Shadow Minister’s petition to make the Moonee Ponds Creek a priority urban waterway here.


We have a vision to revitalise and naturalise the Moonee Ponds Creek, creating a healthy, biodiverse waterway and open space corridor for our growing community to enjoy.

The Moonee Ponds Creek is one of Melbourne’s most urbanised and modified creek systems. In 2011, the Planning Institute of Australia described the concreting of major sections of the Moonee Ponds Creek in the mid-20th Century as one of Melbourne’s “worst planning disasters”. But it's also a much-loved part of our urban environment, home to an abundance of plant and animal life.

As part of our vision to revitalise the Moonee Ponds Creek, we are proposing an important symbolic project which would remove concrete channel at Brosnan Crescent, Strathmore and return this section of the Creek to a more naturalised state. This was the final section of the Creek to be concreted in the 1970s. The project forms part of our shared plan for the future of the Moonee Ponds Creek, the Chain of Ponds, which has been developed in collaboration with our neighbours in the City of Moreland and Creek users.

The Federal Shadow Minister for Environment and Water, the Hon. Tony Burke MP has launched a new proposed program to fund the revitalisation and naturalisation of urban rivers, creeks and waterways. He is asking the community to let him know which projects you would like to see prioritised this federal election for potential funding support.

Will you help us seek priority status for the revitalisation of the Moonee Ponds Creek? You can fill out Shadow Minister Burke’s petition here.

If you would prefer not to provide your contact details via a third-party website, you can also fill out our form below and we will add your name and suburb (but not your contact details) to our hard-copy petition, which will be provided to the Shadow Minister at the end of February.

We’d like to thank our good friends at the Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek for their support for this campaign.

Artist credit: Anna Lanigan (photo), Robert Lovick (image)

Before and After: The Moonee Ponds Creek today, and an artist's impression of what it could look like in the future.


Sign the Shadow Minister’s petition to make the Moonee Ponds Creek a priority urban waterway here.


We have a vision to revitalise and naturalise the Moonee Ponds Creek, creating a healthy, biodiverse waterway and open space corridor for our growing community to enjoy.

The Moonee Ponds Creek is one of Melbourne’s most urbanised and modified creek systems. In 2011, the Planning Institute of Australia described the concreting of major sections of the Moonee Ponds Creek in the mid-20th Century as one of Melbourne’s “worst planning disasters”. But it's also a much-loved part of our urban environment, home to an abundance of plant and animal life.

As part of our vision to revitalise the Moonee Ponds Creek, we are proposing an important symbolic project which would remove concrete channel at Brosnan Crescent, Strathmore and return this section of the Creek to a more naturalised state. This was the final section of the Creek to be concreted in the 1970s. The project forms part of our shared plan for the future of the Moonee Ponds Creek, the Chain of Ponds, which has been developed in collaboration with our neighbours in the City of Moreland and Creek users.

The Federal Shadow Minister for Environment and Water, the Hon. Tony Burke MP has launched a new proposed program to fund the revitalisation and naturalisation of urban rivers, creeks and waterways. He is asking the community to let him know which projects you would like to see prioritised this federal election for potential funding support.

Will you help us seek priority status for the revitalisation of the Moonee Ponds Creek? You can fill out Shadow Minister Burke’s petition here.

If you would prefer not to provide your contact details via a third-party website, you can also fill out our form below and we will add your name and suburb (but not your contact details) to our hard-copy petition, which will be provided to the Shadow Minister at the end of February.

We’d like to thank our good friends at the Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek for their support for this campaign.

Artist credit: Anna Lanigan (photo), Robert Lovick (image)

We'd love to hear your stories about how you use the Moonee Ponds Creek!  Please let us know your experiences and why you would love to see the Moonee Ponds Creek become a priority urban waterway.
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