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The pilot program (Phase 1, 2013–2018) focused on improving natural amenity, reducing uncontrolled sewage spills, reintroducing the threatened dwarf galaxias fish species, and preventing pollution from industrialised areas.

The success of Phase 1 proved what could be achieved when we work together – with you, the community, as well as with businesses, local councils, Traditional Owners and state agencies. It also showed that there is still much more to be done.

What we achieved in Phase 1

What's in store for Phase 2

Your feedback during Phase 1 showed us that there is still work to be done. Armed with that information, we met with our partners and key stakeholders to design the next set of projects.

Phase 2 aims to improve biodiversity, amenity and habitat connectivity along the middle Dandenong Creek catchment, from Bayswater North to Wheelers Hill. It's also focused on reducing pollution from industrial sites in this area and improving sewerage compliance.

For more information on what's planned, browse the pages below and follow Melbourne Water on social media for updates.

Program Partners

Delivering on-ground results and value to the community is only possible through the collaborative efforts of our dedicated program partners.

Melbourne Water respectfully acknowledges the Bunurong, Gunaikurnai, Taungurung, Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and water on which we rely and operate.
We pay our deepest respects to their Elders - past, present and emerging.