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.


Thank you to those of you who supported our campaign for funding during the Federal Election campaign. While we did an incredible job of advocating to the Shadow Minister, the result of the Federal Election means that this specific pool of funding is no longer available. We will continue to find other opportunities to advocate for support to green the Moonee Ponds Creek.

In the meantime, you might like to follow Melbourne Water's project page for the Chain of Ponds Collaboration 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.

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.


Thank you to those of you who supported our campaign for funding during the Federal Election campaign. While we did an incredible job of advocating to the Shadow Minister, the result of the Federal Election means that this specific pool of funding is no longer available. We will continue to find other opportunities to advocate for support to green the Moonee Ponds Creek.

In the meantime, you might like to follow Melbourne Water's project page for the Chain of Ponds Collaboration 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.

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)