Munibung Creek rehabilitation

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We're working with our community to rehabilitate a natural section of Munibung Creek in Cardiff.

Thanks to those who shared with us what they like about the creek now, and how they would like to see it improved. We are now reviewing the survey findings to inform the concept design.

There will be another opportunity to have your say about the rehabilitation of the creek in early 2020, once we a draft concept design and environment assessments are completed. Stay tuned.

We are rehabilitating Munibung Creek between Pendlebury Road and Gorleston Terrace to:

  • maintain the natural appearance of the waterway
  • stabilise the banks and creek bed to prevent further erosion
  • protect adjoining property and buildings from erosion
  • reduce the build-up of rubbish and weeds.

We're working with our community to rehabilitate a natural section of Munibung Creek in Cardiff.

Thanks to those who shared with us what they like about the creek now, and how they would like to see it improved. We are now reviewing the survey findings to inform the concept design.

There will be another opportunity to have your say about the rehabilitation of the creek in early 2020, once we a draft concept design and environment assessments are completed. Stay tuned.

We are rehabilitating Munibung Creek between Pendlebury Road and Gorleston Terrace to:

  • maintain the natural appearance of the waterway
  • stabilise the banks and creek bed to prevent further erosion
  • protect adjoining property and buildings from erosion
  • reduce the build-up of rubbish and weeds.
  • Reviewing the two options

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    7 days ago

    The design process is still underway with the team currently considering the two options following community feedback, along with the outcomes of environmental, technical and feasibility studies.

    As discussed at the community drop-in session early this year, we are considering two options:

    • Moving the creek back into the Hunter Water alignment which would involve extensive reinforcement
    • Allowing the creek to meander in its current alignment and reinforcing the banks to stop any further erosion.

    We understand community’s preferred option overall is to allow the creek to continue to meander as this would provide a better outcomes for flora and fauna and slow flows. This option does however mean that we would need to acquire property. Since this consultation, we have engaged consultants to collect additional data on the area including geotechnical surveys of the creek and surrounds and updated flood modelling.

    We are now weighing up these two options against a range of criteria to ensure we can provide a good outcome for our community. We anticipate being in a position to provide an update to the residents and community on our way forward in the coming months. We will keep updated as the project continues to progress.

    The design process is still underway with the team currently considering the two options following community feedback, along with the outcomes of environmental, technical and feasibility studies.

    As discussed at the community drop-in session early this year, we are considering two options:

    • Moving the creek back into the Hunter Water alignment which would involve extensive reinforcement
    • Allowing the creek to meander in its current alignment and reinforcing the banks to stop any further erosion.

    We understand community’s preferred option overall is to allow the creek to continue to meander as this would provide a better outcomes for flora and fauna and slow flows. This option does however mean that we would need to acquire property. Since this consultation, we have engaged consultants to collect additional data on the area including geotechnical surveys of the creek and surrounds and updated flood modelling.

    We are now weighing up these two options against a range of criteria to ensure we can provide a good outcome for our community. We anticipate being in a position to provide an update to the residents and community on our way forward in the coming months. We will keep updated as the project continues to progress.

  • Thanks for joining us at the community information session

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    4 months ago

    Thanks to the local residents and business owners who were able to make it along to the community drop-in information session on Saturday 1 Feb.

    We appreciate your feedback on the preliminary concept designs to improve and rehabilitate Munibung Creek in Cardiff. We heard that most people are in favour of a design that allows the creek to continue to wind along this section, slowing the flow of the water and maintaining the natural aesthetic of the creek bed. The plan also includes works to improve erosion, remove rubbish and weeds and establish native vegetation for screening.

    Following community feedback...

    Thanks to the local residents and business owners who were able to make it along to the community drop-in information session on Saturday 1 Feb.

    We appreciate your feedback on the preliminary concept designs to improve and rehabilitate Munibung Creek in Cardiff. We heard that most people are in favour of a design that allows the creek to continue to wind along this section, slowing the flow of the water and maintaining the natural aesthetic of the creek bed. The plan also includes works to improve erosion, remove rubbish and weeds and establish native vegetation for screening.

    Following community feedback on these initial designs, our team will now complete further studies including flood modelling and surveys to finalise the concept design. We anticipate the concept design will completed by mid-2020 and will be made available on our Your Voice project page. You will have another opportunity to provide feedback on the design at this time.

    If you have any comments on this project, please feel free to contact our project team.

  • Snapshot of findings from the community survey

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    6 months ago

    Early in this project we asked residents and businesses that back onto this section of Munibung Creek to share with us what they like about the creek now, and how they would like to see it improved. We received 10 surveys from residents directly on the creek, which is a great result!

    This survey follows on from the discussions and complaints we have received from the local community over the years, and supports the need to rehabilitate this section of the creek.

    Here's a snapshot of what we heard:

    • The mature trees are valued by residents and neighbours
    • Flooding...

    Early in this project we asked residents and businesses that back onto this section of Munibung Creek to share with us what they like about the creek now, and how they would like to see it improved. We received 10 surveys from residents directly on the creek, which is a great result!

    This survey follows on from the discussions and complaints we have received from the local community over the years, and supports the need to rehabilitate this section of the creek.

    Here's a snapshot of what we heard:

    • The mature trees are valued by residents and neighbours
    • Flooding impacts and erosion control are key concerns for residents who can be impacted during heavy rains
    • Remove the weeds, rubbish and industrial waste that backs up in the creek and around large trees on the edge.
    • Establish native vegetation and some vegetation screening for residents
    • The work needs to be completed in a manner that does not disturb the habitat of native species in the area. These include the Spotted Pardaolote, Blue Wrens, Eels, Perons Frogs and Marsh Frogs and Yeloow Tail Black Cockatoos
    • Consider how this creek will be maintained in the future.
    Thanks for your ideas and considerations. Your input will inform the development of the concept design and environmental assessment to be carried out in early 2020.
  • Local residents and businesses are invited to help develop a plan to rehabilitate Munibung Creek

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    7 months ago

    We are pleased to let you know we have received funding and approvals to begin rehabilitating a natural section of Munibung Creek, between Pendlebury Road and Gorleston Terrace.

    This project aims to:

    · maintain the natural appearance of the waterway

    · stabilise the banks and creek bed to prevent further erosion

    · protect adjoining property and buildings from erosion

    · reduce the build-up of rubbish and weeds.

    We've invited residents and businesses that back on to the creek to have input into the plan to rehabilitae the creek and manage it in the future.

    Find out more and share your...

    We are pleased to let you know we have received funding and approvals to begin rehabilitating a natural section of Munibung Creek, between Pendlebury Road and Gorleston Terrace.

    This project aims to:

    · maintain the natural appearance of the waterway

    · stabilise the banks and creek bed to prevent further erosion

    · protect adjoining property and buildings from erosion

    · reduce the build-up of rubbish and weeds.

    We've invited residents and businesses that back on to the creek to have input into the plan to rehabilitae the creek and manage it in the future.

    Find out more and share your thoughts at yourvoice.hunterwater.com.au/munibungcreek.