The gardens in the middle of the main roads like Castletown Blvd have been handed back to Melton Council and they are responsible for maintaining it, including replacing broken bollards.
The Council also maintains the roundabout and the plants surrounding them and any street trees.
Melton Council is also responsible for maintaining the wetlands boardwalk and plants more than one metre above the waters maximum level.
Please report any issues to the Council.
The Park at the top of Castletown Blvd has been handed to Melton Council, so they now maintain it. Other playgrounds on the Estate will also be handed over to the Council as they’re completed and established.
Please report any issues (damaged plants, rubbish, graffiti, broken play equipment, etc) to the Council.
Ownership of the wetlands near the Sales Office has been handed over to Melbourne Water. Melbourne Water are responsible for maintaining it, including rubbish removal and water quality.
The term ‘wetlands’ is a nice way of saying storm water catchment. All the water that goes down street drains or roof downpipes, is directed into the wetlands rather than into the surrounding natural water courses like the weir and Toolern Creek, to prevent these becoming polluted. The wetlands near the sales office has been designed to capture and filter the water not only from the existing houses but also from those yet to be developed in the empty field to the north of the Estate.
The water level has been set so that it takes the storm water 74 hours to filter through the wetlands and is appropriately cleaned before it enters the drainage system.
The large bare patches in the middle of the wetlands have not been planted as these will be dug out to increase the capacity of the wetlands once additional roads and houses are built.
Melbourne Water have reported that any slime, mosquitoes or other wildlife are all a natural part of the wetlands and will not be treated in any particular way.
Please contact Melbourne Water with any questions about the wetlands.