The project to renaturalise the Moonee Ponds Creek at Strathmore is transforming the former concrete channel one big rock at a time.
Construction of a section of the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail on the west bank, which is open to bike traffic, has occurred much faster, although line marking and fencing is still to come.
The new trail, delivered by the City of Moonee Valley, is along Brosnan Avenue further up from the creek bank and is more direct and creates less conflict with walkers.
The former asphalt path along the bank will be replaced by a new gravel path.
The extensive works will create a pond at this location, with stepped terracing on the bank on the west side.
Riders should take care through the area as construction activities and planting of 400 aquatic plants will continue through December.
The remaining revegetation work will be done in the new year to give the plants their best chance of survival.
There will also be a new shared path along the east (Merri-bek) side of the Creek and work is scheduled from January though April.
Melbourne Water is leading the delivery of the project on behalf of the Chain of Ponds Collaboration Group, and in partnership with Merri-bek City Council, Moonee Valley City Council, Department of Energy, Environment & Climate Action (DEECA), and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation.
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