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Improving the health of a high ecological value waterway with stormwater disconnection.

Dobsons Creek has the highest ecological value of any waterway within the Knox City Council area, and is one of the highest value waterways in the wider Dandenong Creek catchment. In 2010, Melbourne Water and Knox City Council initiated a pilot program to retro t the 1300 hectare Dobsons Creek catchment with stormwater disconnection measures on public and private land. The pilot program involved the retrofitting of a large-scale parkland bioretention system, installation of ‘leaky’ rainwater tank on over 180 properties in the catchment, and streetscape water sensitive urban design (WSUD) retrofit projects.

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