The Victorian Government’s Reimagining Moonee Ponds Creek project is taking shape, with the first of 43,000 trees and shrubs being planted along the waterway’s banks.

The Reimagining Moonee Ponds Creek project is transforming a 360 metre section of the concrete-lined creek into a more natural and enjoyable public space.

Along with additional trees and shrubs to offer more shade, the project will deliver new shared paths and a bridge – further improving transport connections in the area.

Due for completion in early 2024, the project will also improve the overall water quality and waterway health of Moonee Ponds Creek by establishing aquatic vegetation and slowing waterflows.

The project is a collaboration between the Victorian Government, Melbourne Water, Merri-bek City Council, Moonee Valley City Council, the Chain of Ponds Collaboration Group, and the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation.

It is also part of Melbourne Water’s Reimagining Your Creek Program, which transforms stormwater drains and concrete channels into natural waterways and open spaces.

The program has already transformed sections of Tarralla Creek in Croydon, Arnolds Creek in Melton West and Blind Creek in Boronia. Works are currently in progress for the program’s biggest project along Blind Creek from Scoresby Road to Lewis Park in Wantirna South.

Page last updated: 23/05/23