As a result of the recent high rainfalls and subsequent flooding Melbourne Water is working with emergency services and other relevant agencies to review the impacts to our waterways and assets. 

For flood or storm emergency assistance, contact the VIC SES on 132 500 and for life threatening emergencies call 000. 

You can access current emergency information by calling the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or sign up to receive regular updates regarding flooding via the emergency.vic.gov.au website and app.

We’ve been working with our project partners, community representatives and residents to reimagine a number of creeks across Melbourne.

By working together we’re transforming stormwater drains and creeks into natural waterways and desirable open spaces, where people can interact with nature in cooler, healthier environments. This approach means that the people most likely to use the creek and its open space have influenced the designs to meet their needs and preferences. And, designs are informed by local knowledge, community values and priorities.

Take a look at some of the sites below – and for further information or to have your say on a creek near you, visit the Reimagining Your Creek program page on YourSay, our engagement hub.

D1 Drain Werribee

Water is essential to our way of life. That’s why we’re transforming part of the D1 Drain in Werribee to create a beautiful open space where you can interact with nature and each other in a cooler, healthier environment.

Located between Heaths Road and Derrimut Road in Werribee, the Reimagining Your D1 Drain Werribee project will naturalise a 980 metre section of creek, known as the D1 Drain.

We're currently seeking the community's ideas to directly shape the design concepts for the space. With your help, we will create a desirable open space with better connections to your local area, that enhances the community's physical and mental health, today, tomorrow and for generations to come.

vegetation growing in the D1 Drain project area Werribee

Blind Creek - Lewis Park

The Reimagining Blind Creek – Lewis Park project aims to create a desirable open space where people can interact with nature and each other. In addition to naturalising the creek, there will be three new wetlands, a range of paths, a boardwalk and other amenities for the community to enjoy.

The project also aims to boost water security for a growing population (with Victoria’s population set to double by 2051) by harvesting around 250 million litres a year of stormwater that can be used to irrigate local sports ovals and community gardens. This will also improve the quality of water flowing through to Dandenong Creek by removing 764kg of Nitrogen from the water.

In 2018, we worked with Knox Council to engage people most likely to use Blind Creek and its open space to discuss our plans for the area and seek input into the proposed designs. The final design was informed by local knowledge, community values and priorities.

We are now in the process of finalising the design and will be ready to begin construction in early 2023.

To find out more visit Reimagining Your Blind Creek Lewis Park.

Moonee Ponds Creek, Strathmore and Oak Park

Melbourne Water is leading the Reimagining Your Moonee Ponds Creek Project on behalf of the Chain of Ponds Collaboration Group and in partnership with Moreland City Council, Moonee Valley City Council, City West Water, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Wurundjeri Woi wurrung partners.

After two phases of community engagement Design Concept C proved to be the most popular, so we finalised the design in early 2022 and commence construction in August 2022. These works are expected to finished later this year.

To find out more visit Reimagining Your Moonee Ponds Creek.

Arnolds Creek, Melton West

in 2021, we completed works to reimagine a 1.4 kilometre section of Arnolds Creek in Melton West. The project included removing the concrete channel and existing stormwater pipe to create a natural waterway, and planting native plants. 

As part of the design we adopted contemporary urban design and landscaping ideas and incorporated suggestions from the community. Thank you to everyone who shared ideas, values and preferences for the design of the area.

Blind Creek, Boronia

We have also completed works on our site at Blind Creek, Boronia, ‘daylighting’ a 650-metre section from Manuka Drive to Scoresby Road. Check out our video which shows the site before and after our works to naturalise the creek and create a vibrant open space for local community to enjoy!

Concept design for Tarralla Creek, Croydon, showing natural wetland

Tarralla Creek, Croydon

We have completed works at Tarralla Creek, renewing the are from Dorset Road to Eastfied Road Croydon. To inform the co-design, we established a Community Advisory Group and held community engagement events.

For more information visit: Reimagining Tarralla Creek


Aerial photograph of Stony Creek and surrounds

Stony Creek at Sunshine Hospital, St Albans

In March 2019 we held a number of face-to-face and online engagement activities for the Reimagining Stony Creek at Sunshine Hospital project. This included:

  • talking to parents and junior players at Club Italia Sporting Club
  • holding pop-up information sessions at Sunshine Hospital
  • hosting a community barbecue at Grantham Green Reserve
  • holding workshops with students from St Albans Meadows Primary School and Jackson School.

Through these activities we heard from more than 500 people and identified what was important about Stony Creek for this community.

While we are committed to delivering this Reimagining your Creek at Sunshine Hospital project in the future, we have put this project on hold as we prioritise activities on the Upper Stony Creek Transformation site for the local St. Albans and Sunshine North community.




Last updated:
13 October 2022