Herbert Street Reserve living stream project

Project overview

Herbert Street Reserve

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.

Benefits

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. 

Artist mock up of Herbert Street Reserve proposed living stream project - Project Outline - Storm water from the surrounding urban area currently flows through the exhisting piped drainage system to Moonee Ponds Creek. The proposed project is to use water from this existing stormwater system to supply water for a revegetated 'living' stream' in the former creek line of Moonee Ponds Creek at Herbert Street Reserve. Pollutant such as litter and bottles will be removed from the stormwater by a Gross Pollutant Trap (GPT) before the low flows are diverted to a new pond and the existing swale in the former creek line.

Design - to come in 2016

Tendering - come in late 2016

Construction - to start in 2017

More information

If you have any questions regarding the project, please email Vaughn GreyCouncil’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.