Since 1989, Friends of Moonee Ponds Creek has existed as a community collective that raises awareness and provides ecological protection and support to this water catchment and wildlife corridor. They work collaboratively with relevant Councils, Melbourne Water, Landcare and other organisations on multiple projects along the Creek corridor from its source above Greenvale to its junction with the Yarra River in Docklands.
The Afton Street Wetlands Project is a collaborative environmental revitalisation by Moonee Valley City Council and City West Water, established and sustained since 2011. The project combines Departments of Sustainability, City Design, and Indigenous Heritage to return fertility to this chain of ponds and to provide a new open space where visitors can immerse themselves in native plants and wildlife. Comprised of five linked ponds, the wetlands capture and recycle urban runoff in a naturally occurring process, bringing a new and sustainable way of watering the city’s sports fields.
Highlighting an on-going support of local artists, and articulating the environmental consciousness of the municipality, this exhibition comprises of several key works drawn from the Moonee Valley City Council Art Collection. These works date from the mid-19th century through to the present day, and surface unique and historic vantages of different waterways flowing through the municipality.