Enhancing Our Dandenong Creek one phase at a time

The Enhancing our Dandenong Creek (EODC) Program is an innovative program to improve the health of Dandenong Creek's middle corridor and the flora and fauna that live there.

Following a multi-award winning and successful pilot Phase 1 (2012-2018), Melbourne Water’s focus during Phase 2 is on identifying opportunities for improving diversity, habitat connectivity and greening as well as a continuing pollution reduction program.

Phase 1 proved what could be achieved when we work together, with the community and businesses, local councils, Traditional Owners and state agencies. It also showed that there is still much more to be done.

Key focus areas for Phase 2

Significant engagement with stakeholders and community helped shape and design Phase 2 of the program. We have committed to invest investing $15M over the next five years (2021 – 2026).

Phase 2 aims to improve biodiversity, amenity and habitat connectivity along the middle Dandenong Creek catchment, from Bayswater North to Wheelers Hill. It's also focused on reducing pollution from industrial sites in this area and improving sewerage compliance.

For more detailed project information check out the Biodiversity and Pollution pages below.

The highlighted areas on the map below show where we are focusing our efforts for Phase 2.

The Creek Project

A hands-on opportunity for schools in the Dandenong Creek area to investigate the health of their local waterway.