Rehabilitation of Bendigo Creek
The City of Greater Bendigo and Dja Dja Wurrung are looking to rehabilitate Bendigo Creek between Weeroona Avenue and Lyons Street. The project is in Precint Three of the Reimagining Bendigo Creek Plan.
The existing channel is a straight man-made channel with little resemblance of a natural environment. The upstream extent of the proposed works is the end of the concrete channel upstream of Weeroona Avenue.
This area is characterised by large sediment deposition and littering.
This section of the creek has a shared path part of the Bendigo Creek trail and is a high-profile area for cyclists and walkers, as well as being near several schools.
The proposed instream works consist of the removal of accumulated silt, creation of a chain of ponds and riffles to improve water flows, introduce water sounds, improve water quality. It will also stabilise the creek banks by reshaping, revegetating and with erosion protection measurements.
It is expected the project will:
- Improve urban waterway health including habitat creation, water quality improvement and flood conveyance. Over the long-term partners are endeavouring to return platypus and antechinus to the creek.
- Enhance the amenity, tourism attractiveness and liveability of urban Bendigo. This includes creating a cultural destination along the Bendigo creek trail.