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Munibung Creek Rehabilitation




Stage 4

Detailed design

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Project Overiew

We're rehabilitating the natural section of Munibung Creek in Cardiff, between Pendlebury Road and Gorleston Terrace.

Rehabilitating this section of the creek will:

  • maintain the natural appearance of the waterway
  • stabilise the banks and creek bed to prevent further erosion
  • protect adjoining property and buildings from erosion
  • reduce the build-up of rubbish and weeds.

The community told us what they like and don’t about the creek now, and how they would like to see it improved.

We will inform the community in early 2022 of any changes to the preferred design, and an update on construction timeframes.

Latest project update

During recent site investigations we identified the extent of the contaminated soil along the 400 metre length of the open creek. In accordance with strict regulations, the contaminated soil needs to be carefully managed including stockpiling, transport and safe disposal. Due to the volume of excavated material this process requires large open areas that are not readily available close to the work site. As a result, we are liaising with Council to obtain access and the land areas required.

We are also working closely with specialist construction contractors to develop work methods that minimise the impacts of general construction on surrounding residents and businesses.

We are currently seeking approval to continue with the project in light of the construction challenges.

We now expect to be commencing work in late 2022, subject to obtaining all relevant approvals, including approval for the disposal of the contaminated material.

We understand the project to naturalise the creek is long-awaited however please be assured progress is being made.


November 2019

Community values and ideas

Input from residents and businesses will inform the design development. The survey closed on Friday 29 November 2019.

Early 2020

Reviewing community feedback

We are currently reviewing the outcomes from the resident survey to inform the concept design.

Late 2020

Finalise the concept design

Following community feedback on the preliminary design for Munibung Creek, we will carry out further studies, including flood modelling and surveys, before finalising the concept design.

2021 - 2022

Detailed design

We will develop a detailed design for the creek rehabilitation. There will be an opportunity for nearby residents and businesses to review the design and provide feedback.

Late 2022

Rehabilitation works

Rehabilitation works will get underway.

Section of Munibung Creek

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Learn more about: Munibung Creek rehabilitation - project update
15 December 21

Munibung Creek rehabilitation - project update

As mentioned in the previous community update, we encountered site constraints which will significantly impact the project’s aesthetics, budget and function.

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Learn more about: Project update - May 2021
14 May 21

Project update - May 2021

We're continuing to progress the design of the meandering creek option for the naturalised rehabilitation of Munibung Creek in Cardiff, which was supported through our community consultation in 2019/2020.

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Learn more about: Information session
20 December 20

Information session

Following on from our community session earlier in the year, we have completed further site investigations and commenced the detailed design process which will inform how we proceed with construction.

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