Urban rehabilitation: Scrubby Creek

A reach of Scrubby Creek in Mount Hutton was selected for rehabilitation based on a geomorphic assessment of the physical condition of the creek.

Overall, the creek was found to be in a moderate to poor condition, with past and ongoing channel incision and aggradation.

The creek also had rubbish build up and heavy infestations of invasive weeds that had encroached into the channel.

These conditions had resulted in a situation where adjacent private landholdings were flooded frequently. We subsequently developed a design to restore channel capacity and remediate the degraded reaches of the creek.

Works involved channel re-profiling and widening, installation of rock bed-control structures, spoil placement and revegetation.