11 October 2021

A new pond at Oak Park

Thank you to everyone who contributed with comments, ideas, opinions and views on the Reimagining Moonee Ponds Creek project. The votes are in and you choose Design Concept C, so we will be building a new pond at Oak Park Reserve.

About Design Concept C

Design Concept C includes an upgrade of the creek channel between Ethel Street Reserve and Herbert Street Bridge (excluding Herbert Street Reserve). The design includes 500m removal of the concrete walls and placement of rocks throughout the channel. Design Concept C includes improvements to Ethel Street Reserve to provide a vantage point down to the creek channel.

Additionally, Design Concept C includes the realignment of the Brosnan Crescent section of shared path providing a separation of cyclists and pedestrians between Pascoe Vale Road and Margaret Street bridge.

Key features include:

  • 500m length of naturalised waterway
  • Installation of six rock weirs
  • Construction of a pond approximately 1m in depth near Oak Park Reserve revealing the existing piped drainage line
  • Opening the Oak Park stormwater drain is a more natural way of managing stormwater than providing a piped connection into the creek.
  • Rocks and native revegetation in the channel
  • Bank revegetation and canopy cover
  • Installation of formal seating with bench seats
  • 691 tonnes of concrete removed from side wings and base of pond
  • Separate the bike path and pedestrian path along Brosnan Crescent.

What's next?

Now that we know what you want, we will be finalizing the design and getting ready to begin construction. Works are scheduled to begin early next year.

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Find out more

You can view the results of both phases of community engagement and learn more about the project below