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Welcome to the Mundy Creek Catchment
Mundy Creek Catchment and Riparian Management Strategy (.pdf 9 MB)
Mundy Creek Cultural Tourism Development Concept Plan (.pdf 21 MB)

Mundy Creek Catchment Care.

Meets on the first Saturday of the month at Mundy Creek to do Landcare Stuff.
From 4 pm on the Winter, 4:30 pm in the Spring and 5 pm in Summer.

All welcome, meeting at Mundy Creek, by the footbridge.



Why is Mundy Creek so straight?

Mundy Creek

Fast forward to 2009

The natural creek line disappeared in 1968 when the new, man-made Mundy Creek that enters Rowes Bay near the caravan park was formed. Primrose Street was once part of Mundy Creek. After the Town Common drainage scheme was completed in 1968 the string of waterholes was reformed into the drainage channels that exist today.

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As seen in this 2009 image Mundy Creek (blue) bears little resemblance to the original waterway in the 1941 image above.

Why is Mundy Creek so straight?

One upon a time Mundy Creek used to be a regular visitor to the Rowes Bay wetlands. The original Mundy Creek passed through the wetlands and then ran parallel to the beach before entering Rowes Bay where Soroptomists Park now is.

Adding to the flow from Mundy Creek some of the run-off waters feeding the wetlands were in the vicinity of where the Rowes Bay Golf Club now is. After passing through the wetlands excess water from Mundy Creek and the wetlands flowed northwest behind the sand dunes to 3 Mile Creek.

Mundy Creek was once a string of waterholes that stretched from the ocean side of the cemetery then headed west across the Common Road causeway through to the lower end of Hugh Street. The waterholes finally met up with the Pimlico tidal flats by crossing Ingham Road near Henry Street.

With a big wet and king tides it was possible to battle a canoe from Mundy Creek to the Kings Road reaches of Ross Creek.