The restoration of Blind Creek and Lewis Park, at the base of the Dandenong Ranges, is now in full swing.

The project received $2.5 million in funding as part of the Integrated Water Management Program.

Reimagining Blind Creek is transforming the existing underground drain and retarding basin at Lewis Park in Wantirna South, significantly improving the waterway and environment for the community to enjoy.

A 1.65km section of Blind Creek is being transformed into three wetlands, two harvesting ponds, a range of paths, a boardwalk and other assets like park benches and steppingstones.

The project will create an open space for community activity and wellbeing and will improve waterway health into Port Phillip Bay and Dandenong Creek.

It will also provide future opportunities to harvest and irrigate local sports ovals with treated stormwater.

Construction started in early 2023, and the main delivery of the works will be staged over three summers to minimise risk of unfavourable wet weather conditions.

The project is a collaboration between the Victorian Government, Melbourne Water, Knox City Council, and with Traditional Owners.

It is 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 transformed sections of Tarralla Creek in Croydon, Arnolds Creek in Melton West, and an upstream section of Blind Creek in Boronia.

Page last updated: 05/05/23