The section of Blind Creek at Lewis Reserve is now set to be ‘reimagined’, following the successful transformation of the creek behind Fair Park Reserve between Scoresby Rd and Manuka Drive in Boronia.
As part of the plan, Knox Council will work closely with Melbourne Water and traditional landowners to rejuvenate the creek and turn Lewis Reserve into ‘the green heart of Knox’.
The aim is to enhance the area’s natural biodiversity, with the creation of three new wetlands, with indigenous plants and more natural habitat for wildlife. It will also create a special natural open space for the community to come together and enjoy.
Works are set to commence in early 2023, and will feature landscaped areas along the creek, a boardwalk, viewing platform and stepping stones to cross the creek, along with shared walking paths and places where people can sit and reflect.
Melbourne Water is contributing $11.1 million to the project. Knox Council is contributing $3.5 million, and the Victorian Government is providing funding of $2.5 million. The project is set to be completed by late 2025.