Chain of Ponds partners stand in front of large MOU on display

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Commitment to transform Moonee Ponds Creek on top of agenda

07 Jun 2022

Greater Western Water (GWW) is proud to re-commit to the Chain of Ponds Collaboration for the next three years – a group made up of organisations dedicated to transforming Moonee Ponds Creek into an iconic waterway.  

GWW joined 12 partner organisations to sign the new Memorandum of Understanding to ensure the collaboration continues to work together to identify, co-create and co-deliver projects that enhance the environmental, cultural and social values of Moonee Ponds Creek.   

The organisations include local and state government, community groups, not-for-profits, water corporations and research organisations.

Speaking at an event to mark the start of works for the Reimagining Moonee Ponds Creek Project, General Manager, Strategy & Partnerships, Richard Smith said GWW was proud to host the Chain of Ponds Collaboration. 

“One of the things that makes this collaboration so different is that the Chain of Ponds has an ongoing dialogue between agencies and the community, with daily eyes and ears on the creek,” he said. 

“Since it was established in 2018, the Chain of Ponds partners have worked together, have made decisions together and have co-delivered real solutions to transform Moonee Ponds Creek.” 

Chain of Ponds projects include construction of the Essendon/West Brunswick pedestrian bridge and adjoining community spaces, a catchment-wide litter assessment and the Reimagining Moonee Ponds Creek Project - a project that will naturalise approximately 500m of creek channel and improve open space. 

For further information on the Chain of Ponds Collaboration including the projects it has delivered, visit the Chain of Ponds website. 

Collaboration partners include: 

Melbourne Water, Yarra Valley Water, Hume City Council, Moreland City Council, Moonee Valley City Council, City of Melbourne, Parks Victoria, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek, Kensington Association, Moonee Bicycle Users Group and Living Colour Studios.