Melbourne’s iconic Princes Park in Carlton North is a major sports and recreation ground, home to sporting clubs, and features open space with playgrounds, picnic facilities and some of Melbourne’s most significant trees.

Our proposal to harvest excess stormwater from the Moonee Ponds Creek will protect this valuable open space from the impacts of future drought. It will also improve the health of the creek by removing excess stormwater and pollution.

This project is part of our Climate and Biodiversity Emergency response and will enable us to adapt to the impacts of climate change and improve water quality and green spaces. The project will also contribute to Sustainable Development Goals.

We asked the community to review the benefits and impacts of the proposal and provide feedback via an online survey. The feedback will inform the next stage of the detailed design process.

Consultation closed 30 August 2022.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Functional design complete

    mid July 2022

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Community consultation

    21 July to 30 August 2022

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Consultation summary available

    October 2022

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Functional design refined (based on consultation and preliminary investigations)

    November 2022 to April 2023

  • Timeline item 5 - active

    Detailed design

    May to October 2023

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Detailed design summary available

    November 2023

  • Timeline item 7 - incomplete



Project overview

Find out more about how stormwater harvesting works and how it would benefit Princes Park and Moonee Ponds Creek.

Community consultation

Feedback we heard on the Princes Park Stormwater Harvesting Project.

The Princes Park Stormwater Harvesting Project is supported by the Victorian Government’s Integrated Water Management Grant Program.

Contact us

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