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Your feedback and ideas will directly shape the design concepts for the space. We will consider your ideas (and any other information we have gathered) in relation to the project considerations, design themes and budget. This means that not all ideas may be able to be included in the draft concept designs. We will report back to tell you what we heard, and share the draft concept designs so make sure you follow this page to receive notifications and updates.

Project background

This project is focusing on the section of the D1 Drain that stretches from Heaths Road in the North to Derrimut Road in the South.

This area connects residents, schools, community and youth centres, sports grounds, and health care. It is accessible to the public and mainly used for walking and riding.

We chose this section of the D1 Drain for the Reimagining Your Creek program because the area’s size, location, connectivity, function, and biodiversity will create multiple benefits for the community.

Watch our short video below to learn more about the project

The D1 Drain was constructed in the 1980s to carry excess water during wet weather and to protect local and upstream properties from flooding.

When designing the project the following important factors will need to be adhered to, so please keep these in mind when sharing your feedback and ideas.

  • Any changes to the drain will not increase flooding risk to the surrounding community.
  • The structure itself will still need to work as a stormwater drain, to allow water to drain out from the area.

The D1 Drain forms part an existing vegetated corridor which includes the Glen Orden Wetlands. This means that the work we do also has the potential to improve biodiversity and habitat for plants, birds, and animals.

Wherever possible, the existing mature trees within the project area will be maintained and the removal of any trees will only occur if necessary for the safe function of the site.

The project boundary was adjusted to exclude an area to the south west of the site in order to preserve mature heritage Red Gums.

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.