Little Stringybark Creek, located 37km from Melbourne, has an urban catchment of approximately 300 ha at its headwaters and a total catchment of about 800 ha. Development in the catchment is a mix of urban and semi-rural. The creek is the focus of a project that is providing an understanding of how urban infrastructure and design can affect natural waterways. As a result of the project’s findings, Yarra Ranges Council has changed stormwater management in the existing urban areas of the creek and is placing controls on the impacts of new development.
To read the full article and what the restoration program entailed you can find the full article which was recently featured in Irrigation Australia’s Journal Spring 2020 Edition which can be downloaded by clicking on the below link