Complete the Upper Stony Creek Transformation Project

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The next step in the Save Stony Creek campaign is to take the cause directly to the Victorian Parliament via a Victorian Parliament Petition.

Please show your continued support by adding your name to our Victorian Parliament Petition

The project, located on Melbourne Water land, brought together all levels of government alongside private enterprise to rehabilitate a 1.2 kilometre section of Upper Stony Creek from the existing concrete drain, back to a natural state.

The realisation of the project would create a natural cool zone for the community in times of heatwave – a refuge for some of Melbourne’s most vulnerable communities who disproportionally feel the impact of climate change and are particularly vulnerable to heat.

Seven project partners – including the Federal Government and Victorian Government- have invested a combined total of over $11 million to transform the site into a vibrant and natural community precinct.

However, as with many projects in Brimbank, shortly after breaking ground it was discovered that the site was contaminated. The project has come to a standstill after funds were exhausted due to escalating remediation costs needed to clean up asbestos contamination.

What was once a beacon of hope for the west – a transformational project that was destined to be a first in the Southern Hemisphere – is fast becoming an issue of environmental justice for the west.

All of the project partners and agencies have indicated that they want to keep this project going, but more money is needed to cover the costs to complete the remediation works and finish the job that was started.

Now, more than ever - this project needs a leader.

More money is needed to:

  • remediate the site;
  • complete the works including wetlands, a revegetated creek bed and walking paths; and
  • deliver on the promise to create a natural cool zone for the local community in times of heatwave.

Sign this petition to call on the Victorian and Federal Governments to take the lead and finish the Upper Stony Creek Transformation Project.