From working groups to a community panel, tree-planting events to interactive maps, frog census monitoring to pollution education, the local community were willing and passionate participants throughout, helping to shape much of the work carried out.

Local councils such as Knox City and Maroondah, as well as Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and other project partners also played significant roles, helping across programs such as pollution monitoring and reduction, tree planting and amenity improvement.

  • Uncontrolled spills

    The project involved the construction of new penstocks (similar to gates which open and close automatically) and the upgrade of emergency relief structures within the Croydon Main Sewer and The Basin Branch Sewer.

    There were three separate work locations

    • Dandenong Creek Trail west of Marie Wallace Bayswater Oval, Bayswater
    • Tarralla Creek southwest of Canterbury Road, Heathmont
    • Bungalook Creek south of Wayne Court, Heathmont.

Industry recognition

The local community and our program partners were instrumental in the program being recognised for excellence in leadership, innovation and engineering. Follow the links to see the project's achievements.

2019 Engineering Excellence Awards, Victoria - Excellence in Public Works Project, Winner

Stormwater Victoria Awards 2019 - Excellence in Infrastructure, Highly Commended

Victorian Water Awards 2018 - Program Innovation Award, Winner

Victorian Water Awards 2019 - Program Innovation Award, Winner