Herbert Street Reserve living stream project
This project aims to re-establish a “living stream” in the former creek line of Moonee Ponds Creek.
Stormwater from an existing Council drain that runs through the Herbert Street Reserve will be treated with flows from small rainfall events used to re-establish a “living stream.”
Water from heavy rainfall events will continue to bypass the reserve in the existing drainage.
The project will provide numerous benefits including improving the local habitat and biodiversity, reducing pollution going into Moonee Ponds Creek, and improving the attractiveness and passive recreation use of the reserve.
Project budget and timelines
- Budget: $200,000
- Design: To be undertaken in 2016
- Construction: Works scheduled to commence in the first half of 2017
Major stages of the project
Consultation - complete
The proposal, as pictured below, is to re-establish a “living stream” in the former creek line of Moonee Ponds Creek. The low flow stormwater from the existing Council drain that runs through the Herbert Street Reserve will be cleaned and used to re-establish a “living stream”.
Water from heavy rainfall events will continue to bypass the reserve in the existing drainage to avoid flooding.
Design - to come in 2016
Tendering - come in late 2016
Construction - to start in 2017
If you have any questions regarding the project, please email Vaughn Grey, Council’s Environmental Engineer, or call 9240 2481.
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This Project has been assisted by the Victorian Government through Melbourne Water Corporation as part of the Living Rivers Stormwater Program.