Creek restoration - Monash (Lake Tuggeranong catchment)

Creek restoration at Monash

24/10/2018 - Damage sustained during the recent storm is currently being assessed.

8/8/2018 – Construction is almost complete

9/8/2018 – Bird netting will be installed in August in preparation for spring planting. Site fences will also be removed soon.


Two sections of the existing concrete channel between Corlette Crescent and Charleston Street that carries stormwater from the surrounding suburbs into Isabella Pond will be reshaped and revegetated.

This will slow down the water in periods of low flow allowing the vegetation to process pollutants and slow the movement of sediment into Isabella Pond.

This creek is a popular walking spot for local residents and the restoration of the creek will allow them to enjoy the space even more.

These works also complement the two new wetlands being constructed in Isabella Pond.

Catchment Lake Tuggeranong
Start date November 2017
Construction finished August 2018
Anticipated establishment period Two years from open date*
Open for public use December 2018

+ Construction may be delayed by a number of factors, including bad weather.
^ The vegetation establishment period may change depending on ground and weather conditions. During the establishment period, flows into and through the asset will be managed to suit the conditions and to protect and nurture the plants.
* Some areas of the site may remain closed to allow for plants to establish.

Design changes

During the final design phase, some changes were made to the original concept designs to accommodate community feedback, make best use of the existing terrain, reduce project costs and maximise water quality outcomes.

  • The project site was relocated to avoid disturbing a stand of native trees.
  • The concrete invert will be retained and the vegetated swales widened to carry high flows and protect against erosion.

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How this project might impact you

  • Trucks will pass in and out of the area during the improvement work. Routes have been established to minimise traffic disruption and noise.
  • Any detours for walkers and cyclists will be in place and will be clearly signposted.
  • The construction site will be fenced for public safety during the entire length of the project.
  • The contractor has prepared a Construction Environment Management Plan (CEMP) to detail how it will deal with flora and fauna issues.

Landscape design plan

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Creek restoration landscape design - Monash