You've told us, we've listened, what's next?

Through community events and online activities in February and March, you shared your stories about why you love Stony Creek and what you enjoy doing there. You also shared your ideas, aspirations and priorities for rehabilitating the creek.

Your local insights, values and ideas are being used to develop a community-focused rehabilitation plan to help restore and enhance the condition of the creek and its surrounding environment.

You can provide feedback on the draft plan which will be released mid-year. Make sure you're 'following' this page to receive news updates and to be kept informed of other opportunities to have your say.

In the meantime, take a look at what people said and a summary of what we heard.

Your stories, your ideas

Read a summary of what people said, or browse people's comments on the storyboard and interactive map.

Community workshop

Find out how local community members prioritised your ideas and how these will be used to develop the rehabilitation plan.

Project area map

map of stony creek rehabilitation area

Additional information

We'll make sure that the actions in the Stony Creek Rehabilitation Plan align with our new Healthy Waterways Strategy, which was published in December 2018.

The strategy builds on the great work already achieved, and provides the strategic direction for the management of rivers, creeks, wetlands, floodplains and estuaries in the Port Phillip and Westernport region.

More on the Healthy Waterways Strategy

The program for the Maribyrnong catchment will be an important reference for the actions and projects to be undertaken along Stony Creek.

Maribyrnong Catchment Region

We understand that the community has provided feedback during the consultation process for the proposed Cruickshank Park and McNish Reserve Masterplan. We will make sure that the rehabilitation actions for Stony Creek align with what you've already told Maribyrnong City Council.

For updates on the Cruickshank Park Masterplan and information about other open space planning in the area, visit Maribyrnong City Council's website.

Cruickshank Park Masterplan

Maribyrnong Open Space Strategy

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) helps businesses and industry understand their obligations and access guidance on preventative measures they can implement to manage environmental impacts.

More on guidance for business and industry


Melbourne Water protects and improves greater Melbourne’s major water resources on behalf of the community.

We do this through the projects and services we deliver on a day-to-day basis, as well as through our information and education resources and support and funding of community water initiatives.

Find out more about our education programs

Do you live upstream of this project area?

Get involved in our 'Reimagining Stony Creek at Sunshine Hospital' project.