Our Moonee Ponds Creek

Share your stories, photos and ideas for Moonee Ponds Creek and its connected bike trails, pathways and parkland and help us to create a master plan to unlock the potential for this significant area.

To some people, Moonee Ponds Creek might seem an unlikely home for bird life, wildlife and vegetation, however we know there are hidden gems along the banks of the creek. It is these secret pockets that we are calling on you to share with us, so we can better understand the potential for the creek and surrounds.

Over the next few months we will be working closely with the local community, special interest groups, Melbourne Water and other stakeholders to encourage input into the master plan.

A summary of the ideas and memories shared will be included in our Moonee Ponds Creek stand at the Moonee Valley Festival on Sunday, 28 February.

Share your creative ideas to win an Apple iPad mini!

Get creative with ideas for the creek to be in the running to win an Apple iPad mini! Your views will then inspire our plan for the future of Moonee Ponds Creek. Feedback will be considered until 24 March 2016.

You can join in by:

  1. post your creative idea for the Moonee Ponds Creek project to social media (Twitter or Instagram) during the competition period with the hash tag #mpcreek
  2. email your creative idea for the Moonee Ponds Creek project to ourcreek@mvcc.vic.gov.au
  3. mail your creative idea for the Moonee Ponds Creek project to City Design – Moonee Ponds Creek competition, PO Box 126, Moonee Ponds, Victoria 3039

The winning entry will be chosen by the Mayor based on the entry that best captures a vision for Moonee Ponds Creek. The winner will receive an Apple iPad mini 2 Wifi 32GB.

Terms and conditions:

 

  1. This competition opens on Wednesday, 16 December and closes on Thursday, 24 March at 5pm, EST+
  2. Entrants can enter via the below methods:

    1. post your creative idea to social media (Twitter or Instagram) during the above competition period with the hash tag #mpcreek

    2. email your creative idea to ourcreek@mvcc.vic.gov.au

    3. mail your creative idea to City Design – Moonee Ponds Creek competition, PO Box 126, Moonee Ponds, Victoria 3039

  3. The winning entry will be chosen by the Mayor based on the entry that best captures a vision for Moonee Ponds Creek.The winner will receive an Apple iPad mini 2 Wifi 32GB
  4. The winner will need to collect their prize in person from the Civic Centre, 9 Kellaway Avenue, Moonee Ponds.
  5. Entries via social media will need to ensure that their entry post is a ‘public post’ (not private or restricted view post) in order to gain entry into the competition.
  6. The photo entries cannot identify children aged 16 years or under (unless the legal guardian/parent signs a consent form). Verbal consent is required for those aged over 16 that are identifiable in the photo. Therefore any photo that identifies children aged 16 years or under, where a consent form has not been received, is ineligible to win.
  7. Depending on the winner’s method of entry, they will be notified via email, mail or via direct message to their Twitter or Instagram media account, or an ‘@’ post (if they do not follow our social media sites). If the winner does not respond within 7 days, another winner will be chosen and notified.
  8. The winner will be announced within 14 days of the competition closing date.
  9. We may share the winning entry on our Facebook and Twitter page, our website and publish it in the next edition of Valley View with the winner’s first name and suburb. 
  10. We may announce the winner’s first name, suburb and details of their entry across our corporate social media sites (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  11. Council employees, Site Office, Harvest Digital, Practical Ecology, Storm Consulting, Councillors and immediate family (including parents, siblings, spouse, siblings, children and grandchildren) are ineligible to enter.

Projects aims

The aim of the master plan is to generate exciting ideas and visions that will guide the future planning of the Moonee Ponds Creek to create a positive change in the creek valley. It is designed to bring together the community, stakeholders, land managers and government agencies to develop new strategies for improving life along the creek.
Particular aims and objectives for the project include:

  • improving public space along the creek;promoting pedestrian and bicycle connectivity along the creek and adjacent suburbs;
  • improving biodiversity and habitat within the city;
  • reducing stormwater loads into the creek;
  • improving the water quality and ecological health of the creek;
  • improving how the creek looks;

The master plan will be informed by previous studies including; Moonee Ponds Creek Strategic Plan, Walking and Cycling Strategy, Moonee Ponds Creek shared pathway audits, Water Sustainable Urban Design (WSUD) feasibility studies and various background documents.

What will this involve?

We have engaged a design team (led by Site Office with Storm Consulting and Practical Ecology) to help us carry out a community consultation over the next few months.

This consultation will be an important step in developing the master plan, allowing us to capture the local community’s thoughts, stories and ideas about this waterway. The consultation will run from December 2015 to March 2016.

What will happen after this?

We will use the information gathered to prepare the master plan which will then be presented to the community for further feedback.

How can I find out more?

Call our Open Space and Urban Design team on 9243 8888 or email parkimprovements@mvcc.vic.gov.au

Last updated: Sunday, 11 December 2016, 11:36 PM