Upper Stony Creek

Creating green spaces in Melbourne’s west at Upper Stony Creek

Since 2016, Greenfleet have been working with project partners on the community wetland restoration project along Upper Stony Creek in Sunshine North, Victoria. 

The project set out to transform a once bleak area along Upper Stony Creek into a new naturalised green open space with a wetlands area for the community, and improved environmental benefits.

The project plan was revised due to extensive asbestos contamination across the site. Although this prevented the concrete channel being removed, the site has been significantly enhanced with a wetlands area and native plantings along the channel. 

The wetland area has been planted out with bird netting installed to protect the new plants and ensure that the vegetation establishes.

The planted trees, grasses and shrubs will grow and help transform the area into a vibrant green space for our community, as well as providing additional environmental benefits such as improved land and water quality and habitat for local wildlife.

The updated space at Upper Stony Creek also includes increased connections through a network of paths and tracks around the site, encouraging the use of the space for recreation and relaxation.

Greenfleet is looking forward to seeing the local Sunshine community enjoy the new green space. 

We would like to thank and acknowledge our project partners Melbourne Water, Brimbank Council, City West Water, Development Victoria and DELWP, as well as the Australian Government for funding. 

Greenfleet is looking forward to restoring green spaces in urban environments in future and hope to work with our project partners again.

For further information on this project click here.

Planting dates

2016 - 2020