Cherry Lake is located along Cherry Creek in Altona. The lake was built to manage flood risks and has become an important space for the community.

Melbourne Water wants to better understand the different reasons people visit our waterways so we can better plan for those uses. To make sure we are using the right tools for this research, Cherry Lake was chosen as a pilot waterway and during May 2021 we surveyed visitors to find out why they visit and what's important to them when they do.