Moonee Ponds Creek

Moonee Ponds Creek Implementation Plan

Image of Moonee Creek running under bridge

The Moonee Ponds Creek is a unifying north-south spine linking a number of central city urban renewal precincts. It is an under-realised biodiversity and community asset. The VPA is working with the City of Melbourne, Melbourne Water 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.

Project Information

The implementation plan focuses on the section of the Creek that extends from Mt Alexander Road south to the Yarra River.

The project will set out a vision for future of the Moonee Ponds Creek corridor. It will also:

  • develop an Implementation Plan that recommends governance, priorities and accountabilities and
  • facilitate the commencement of ‘quick-win’ projects.