Liverpool Road Retarding Basin is located along the Dandenong Creek. The retarding basin is an artificial lake that plays an important role in managing flood risks down stream. We also know it is 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, Liverpool Road Retarding Basin 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.