What we heard

During Phase One engagement, we asked the community how they currently use the space, and what future improvements are important to enhance the creek channel and make the surrounding area a desirable open space for the community to enjoy. In particular we asked for feedback around five key themes; sustainability, safety, recreation, accessibility, and community connection.

From the 212 comments we received, environmental sustainability was the top priority for the community, capturing the importance of naturalising the creek and improving biodiversity of the area. Other community priorities included:

  • improving cyclist and pedestrian safety to make sure community can safely use the area.
  • enhancing recreational spaces such as improved picnic and BBQ facilities for friends and family to utilise.
  • the importance of ensuring the space is accessible, safe and enhances the connection to the creek and surrounding areas for the whole community to enjoy.
We used this feedback to shape three design concepts for how the area can be transformed. We are now seeking your feedback on these designs. Feedback closes Sunday 5th September.

Engagement summary

A snapshot of Phase One engagement

Two online community information sessions, attended by 63 community members. Of the phase 1 participants, 47.91 per cent were female, 48.37 per cent were male, and 3.72 identified as other. The highest age groups participating were 35 to 44 year olds at 30 per cent and ages 25 to 34 at 25 per cent.

8 per cent of respondents supported greater community connection in the designs. 11 per cent of respondents supported improving accessibility as part of the project. 14 per cent of respondents supported more recreation space. 39 per cent of respondents supported environmental sustainability

What you said

YourSay Consultation for Reimagining Moonee Ponds Creek – Privacy Collection Notice

Our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is regulated by Victorian privacy laws including the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic). You can find more information about how Melbourne Water protects your privacy by viewing our Privacy Policy.

The personal information you provide to Melbourne Water may be shared in a de-identified statistical format with Victorian local and state government, water authorities and community organisations that are working on the development of design options for a 700-metre section of the most northerly concrete section of the Moonee Ponds Creek, in Oak Park and Strathmore.

The feedback you have provided is collected for the purpose of informing the development of design options for this section of Moonee Ponds Creek. Melbourne Water may do the following with your feedback, after de-identifying your feedback to the extent that this is practically possible:

Publish and or quote directly from your feedback in project documentation, which will be publicly available documents.

Make your responses available to other Victorian Government agencies governed by the same privacy laws as Melbourne Water.

Identifying information includes names, age, gender, postcode, address, business details, geographical location information, phone numbers or email addresses.

Melbourne Water will delete personal information where it is no longer required except where archiving is required and in compliance with the Public Records Act 1973 (Vic).

You are entitled to access and correct your personal information. If you would like to access or correct the information you have provided to Melbourne Water, please contact us by email, [email protected]. In some cases, requests for personal information may be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic).

By giving your feedback, you consent to Melbourne Water collecting any personal information which you provide in, and with your responses.