Alert removal for Stony Creek, Yarraville

Stony Creek surrounded by native vegetation on both banks

The alert issued on 6 February 2015 for Stony Creek (tributary of the Yarra River), Yarraville has been removed due to the completion of EPA’s investigation into frequent pollution reports for the waterway.

EPA conducted a series of unannounced inspections across metropolitan Melbourne in March focusing on sources of stormwater pollution. The inspections were held in the suburbs of Yarraville, West Footscray, Tottenham, Preston, Kingsville and Braybrook.

Inspections focused on potential sources of stormwater contamination impacting on Stony Creek and Darebin Creek, including operational practices, chemical storage and handling and stormwater protection. EPA officers also provided general education and advice on environmental requirements to industry.

The operation was co-ordinated by EPA, with involvement and assistance from Melbourne Water, City West Water, Yarra Valley Water, Darebin City Council and Maribyrnong City Council.

To find out how you can help prevent pollution going into our creeks and rivers check out the How you can help page on this website.


Report pollution

The Victorian community has a vital role in protecting the environment. Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) relies on the community to report incidents of pollution, environmental hazard or other activities potentially harmful to the environment.

If you see, hear or smell pollution please report it to the EPA Pollution Hotline 1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC) or online.

More information about reporting pollution can be found on EPA’s website.