Application form - Community Advisory Group

Applications to join our Community Advisory group closed on Friday 24 August 2018. The project team are shortlisting applicants and will advise you of the outcome shortly.

Project background

Melbourne Water has committed to transforming a two kilometre section of Tarralla Creek into a more natural flowing channel to improve amenity, community health and wellbeing, and peoples' connections with the natural environment.

By working in collaboration with the Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP), Maroondah City Council, Yarra Valley Water and representatives from the local community, we can develop a design that has input from residents and will include feedback from people who use the open space.

The role of the Community Advisory Group is to provide local knowledge, insights, ideas and suggestions and to share information about the reimagined Tarralla Creek as plans are being developed.

By working together we can improve the health of the waterway and create an accessible open space that looks and feels like a creek.

The purpose of the Tarralla Creek Community Advisory Group is to provide:

  • input and advice, based on local knowledge, to the co-design
  • feedback on the designs as they are being finalised for construction.

Melbourne Water is looking to the community representatives to provide aspirations and ideas. It is anticipated that this group will include residents who live in the vicinity of Tarralla Creek, recreational users of the open space and representatives from local associations and groups.

Prospective participants will need to complete an application form and meet the selection criteria.

Members of the Community Advisory Group will be expected to:

  • contribute local knowledge and information about the existing space
  • provide ideas and possibilities for re-designing and naturalising the space
  • offer feedback on ideas and the preferred options developed
  • share information with the broader community so that feedback can be captured and incorporated into the detailed design.

It is expected there will be three meetings/workshops over a six month period. These meetings will be held at a local venue (such as a community hall, council building), at a time preferred by most participants – either during the day or after hours.

Minutes will be taken at the meetings.

While Melbourne Water is committed to giving the Community Advisory Group’s advice full consideration, it may not be possible to implement some of the suggestions and ideas offered. Reasons will be provided if suggestions are not within the scope of this project.

The Community Advisory Group will be disbanded once the detailed design for construction has been approved.

For more information about potential membership and our activities, contact the project team on:

Phone: 1800 290 769

Email: [email protected]

The best way to keep informed of future opportunities to participate and project news is to subscribe using the 'follow' button located at the top left corner of this page.

You will receive notifications via email alerting you to project news, community events and other opportunities to participate.

Map showing the section of Tarralla Creek to be reimagined:



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Next steps

  • The project team will begin the shortlisting process from 27 August 2018.
  • You will be contacted shortly after and notified the outcome of your application.