Blind Creek Corridor Transformation
Fantastic news recently announced, with the State Government revealing the next stage of the Blind Creek transformations is set to begin!
This section of Blind Creek, which runs through Lewis Park in Melbourne’s outer Eastern Suburbs, was piped and realigned in the 1960s, reducing the ecological and biodiversity values of the creek corridor and creating a disconnect between the water systems and surrounding residents.
REALMstudios previous effort on the creek further upstream saw the transformation of an 800m piped section into a naturalised water corridor, bringing life back to the creek as an integrated urban and ecological system.
The announcement from Minister for Water Lisa Neville will now enable a further 1.6km of the piped creek to be transformed, creating three new wetlands along the creek corridor and improving the landscape for communities and ecologies alike.
“With climate change and more extreme climatic events, as well as the expected near doubling of Victoria’s population by 2051, we need to do more with less water.” said Minister Neville