Melbourne Water announces Reimagining Blind Creek plans

Melbourne Water

The Reimagining Blind Creek – Lewis Park is a major creek naturalisation project in the City of Knox which will iactivate 33 hectares of open space for community use nclude three new wetlands, two stormwater harvesting ponds and extensive new community amenity including walking tracks, boardwalks and picnic areas. $2.5 million of funding from the Victorian Government was announced for the reserve in May.

One of the project aims is to boost water security for a growing population (with Victoria’s population by harvesting around 250 million litres a year of stormwater that can be used to irrigate local sports ovals and community gardens. This will also improve the quality of water flowing through to Dandenong Creek by removing 764kg of Nitrogen from the water.

In 2018 Melbourne Water worked with Knox Council to engage people most likely to use Blind Creek and its open space to discuss our plans for the area and seek input into the proposed designs. The resulting design concept for Blind Creek has been informed by local knowledge, community values and priorities.

Learn more about the full concept plan on Melbourne Water project page