Muddy Creek

Sydney Water is investigating a section of Muddy Creek, Brighton Le Sands as it is in need of repair. This work will help maintain the stormwater system and protect the local environment.

We are looking at opportunities for Muddy Creek like naturalisation which involves replacing the concrete walls with natural looking banks made of rocks and native plants. This method has been used in waterways across Sydney to improve their health and character.

Sydney Water is investigating a section of Muddy Creek, Brighton Le Sands as it is in need of repair. This work will help maintain the stormwater system and protect the local environment.

We are looking at opportunities for Muddy Creek like naturalisation which involves replacing the concrete walls with natural looking banks made of rocks and native plants. This method has been used in waterways across Sydney to improve their health and character.

  • Final Concept Design

    over 2 years ago
    M creek

    We have finalised the concept design based on your feedback. The final concept design can be viewed here. A summary of consultation is available here Thank you to everyone who gave feedback. Our next step will be to do more detailed investigations to make sure everything proposed is feasible. We will let you know if anything changes during the next stage of design.

    We have finalised the concept design based on your feedback. The final concept design can be viewed here. A summary of consultation is available here Thank you to everyone who gave feedback. Our next step will be to do more detailed investigations to make sure everything proposed is feasible. We will let you know if anything changes during the next stage of design.

  • Thank you for attending the drop in information session

    by Emily, almost 3 years ago

    We'd like to thank everyone that came to the drop in information session on Saturday 19 November and those who took the time to fill out the survey.

    We will provide a summary and an update on the project in early 2017.

    In the meantime, you can continue to contact us via the forum, phone (1800 257 484) or at waterways@sydneywater.com.au.

    Please note that the forum, phone and email will not be monitored from Friday 23 December 2016 until we return to the office on Monday 9 January 2017.


    We'd like to thank everyone that came to the drop in information session on Saturday 19 November and those who took the time to fill out the survey.

    We will provide a summary and an update on the project in early 2017.

    In the meantime, you can continue to contact us via the forum, phone (1800 257 484) or at waterways@sydneywater.com.au.

    Please note that the forum, phone and email will not be monitored from Friday 23 December 2016 until we return to the office on Monday 9 January 2017.


  • View the early concept designs

    by Emily, almost 3 years ago
    Muddy creek early concept designs

    You can now view the early concept designs.

    To tell us what you think, fill out our survey or visit the discussion board.

    Following the completion of consultation we will prepare a report detailing the feedback we received from the community survey and on the concept designs.



    You can now view the early concept designs.

    To tell us what you think, fill out our survey or visit the discussion board.

    Following the completion of consultation we will prepare a report detailing the feedback we received from the community survey and on the concept designs.



  • Community Survey Feedback Summary

    by Emily, almost 3 years ago

    We received 67 responses for Muddy Creek. Seventy per cent (70%) of respondents were supportive of naturalisation. The most popular responses relating to improvements at Muddy Creek were:

    • clean up the waterway (23),
    • naturalisation (16),
    • clean/repair the concrete (14),
    • improve aesthetics (9), and
    • regular cleaning/maintenance (9).

    Of those who were supportive of naturalisation, the main feedback given was: clean the waterway (5), ensure regular maintenance (5), introduce native plants (3) and plant more trees (3).

    Five per cent (5%) were against the concept of naturalisation with the reasons given being:

    We received 67 responses for Muddy Creek. Seventy per cent (70%) of respondents were supportive of naturalisation. The most popular responses relating to improvements at Muddy Creek were:

    • clean up the waterway (23),
    • naturalisation (16),
    • clean/repair the concrete (14),
    • improve aesthetics (9), and
    • regular cleaning/maintenance (9).

    Of those who were supportive of naturalisation, the main feedback given was: clean the waterway (5), ensure regular maintenance (5), introduce native plants (3) and plant more trees (3).

    Five per cent (5%) were against the concept of naturalisation with the reasons given being:

    • plants would not work in reducing flooding (1),
    • there are higher priorities (1),
    • previous instances of naturalisation have been unsuccessful (1), and
    • there is no need to naturalise (1).

    Following the completion of consultation we will prepare a report detailing the feedback we received from the community survey and on the concept designs.

  • Community drop in session

    almost 3 years ago
    Info session example

    See the early concept designs and tell us what you think, drop by on Saturday 19 November 2016. You'll be able to provide your feedback and ask questions of the project team.

    Date: Saturday 19 November 2016

    Time: 2 pm to 4 pm

    Location: Lance Studdert Reserve opposite Brighton Fisho’s on Bestic Street

    We'll upload the early concept design to Sydney Water Talk on the same day as the drop in session for those that can't make it on the day.


    See the early concept designs and tell us what you think, drop by on Saturday 19 November 2016. You'll be able to provide your feedback and ask questions of the project team.

    Date: Saturday 19 November 2016

    Time: 2 pm to 4 pm

    Location: Lance Studdert Reserve opposite Brighton Fisho’s on Bestic Street

    We'll upload the early concept design to Sydney Water Talk on the same day as the drop in session for those that can't make it on the day.


  • Thank you for completing the survey

    almost 3 years ago

    We'd like to thank everyone that took the time to fill out the survey. We'll soon provide a summary and an update on how we've used the information.

    We'd like to thank everyone that took the time to fill out the survey. We'll soon provide a summary and an update on how we've used the information.