Merri Creek: Managing an urban waterway for people and nature


  • Judy Bush,

  • Barb Miles,

  • Brian Bainbridge

Judy Bush is Conservation Coordinator, Barb Miles is Parkland Team Coordinator and Brian Bainbridge is Technical Officer with Merri Creek Management Committee (2 Lee St, East Brunswick, Vic. 3057, Australia. Tel. (+61) 39380 8199 Email:, and This article brings together material from 14 years of management programs in Merri Creek.


The restoration of Melbourne's Merri Creek demonstrates the potential for achieving environmental improvements through a process that integrates the technical, ecological and social aspects.