Regenerating Gardiner's Creek

An Albanese Labor Government is committed to ensuring the health of the Yarra River, with key restoration and construction programs targeted at the KooyongKoot and Tooronga Park.

This commitment from Labor will see at least $3 million from the $200 million Urban Rivers and Catchments Program go towards restoration projects to improve the health of the Yarra River.

Of that amount, $1 million will support the City of Stonnington’s work to regenerate the KooyongKoot, also known as Gardiner’s Creek, which flows into the Yarra River.

This project includes the construction of a new wetland in Tooronga Park to improve the quality of water runoff into the KooyongKoot.

Labor’s previously announced $200 million urban rivers and catchments investment will fund projects across the country to restore urban river systems, catchments, and wetlands.

Fixing up waterways and the catchment areas around them will improve water quality, will help improve habitat for animals, and deliver positive outcomes for nature and communities.

The health of the KooyongKoot is important to that of the Yarra River, Port Phillip Bay and the greater Melbourne ecosystem.

This project has broad community support from the City of Stonnington, KooyongKoot Alliance, Rewilding Stonnington and locals.

Only an Albanese Labor Government will restore Australia’s urban rivers and catchments.