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Collaborating to transform Moonee Ponds Creek

The Victorian Planning Authority is supporting a multi-agency partnership to transform Moonee Ponds Creek.

The Chain of Ponds Catchment Collaboration has now been formalised through a Memorandum of Understanding between Melbourne Water, the VPA, a number of local councils, water authorities and ‘friends of’ groups.

This collaboration stretches across the 42.6km length of Moonee Ponds Creek from Greenvale through to Docklands.

One of the ways the Chain of Ponds Catchment Collaboration will be transformed will be by taking a whole-of-catchment approach to governance and project management.

The VPA looks forward to working with the Chain of Ponds Collaboration in developing an implementation plan for the Moonee Ponds Creek south of Mt Alexander Road.

Moonee Ponds Creek Implementation Plan

The Victorian Planning Authority is also working with the City of Melbourne and state agencies to identify projects to improve the Moonee Ponds Creek corridor between Mount Alexander Road and the confluence of the Creek with the Yarra River.

These initiatives would seek to build upon work being planned by the City of Melbourne to improve access, public enjoyment and the environmental conditions of Moonee Ponds Creek.

The project is an opportunity to reframe the public realm in the Creek corridor as a cohesive piece of green infrastructure that combines ecological and social benefits. It will provide a unifying vision for various projects in the public realm along the Creek.

The plan will seek agreement on the principles for the future of the Moonee Ponds Creek corridor, including public realm, drainage and flooding, access and movement, biodiversity, history and culture and land tenure and governance.

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