A New Creek for Riverwalk

Development Victoria is proposing to name a new creek within our Riverwalk Development, and is inviting the community to share their preferences by voting in the below poll, which closes on 30th November 2019.

The creek runs along Powlett Street and Coldstream Avenue, from the new Riverwalk Primary site (formerly known as Wyndham South Primary) down to the Riverfront Parklands and the Werribee River.

It has previously been referred to as Lollypop Creek, however this is the name of an existing nearby creek, and as our creek has evolved the need for an official name has presented itself.

This renaming process will allow us to choose a name for the creek which reflects its significance to the local area, and is aligned with key features of the Riverwalk community.

Please use the form below to indicate your preference, from a selection of four different options. We have also included a short description outlining our reasoning behind each of the proposed names.

Riverwalk Development Plan

Proposed Names

Below is a list of the proposed names and explanations surrounding their selection.

  • Duckbill Creek: This name references the endangered and protected platypus which has been sighted in the adjacent Werribee River.
  • Coldstream Creek: This borrows the name of the major connector road (Coldstream Ave) which is adjacent to the creek.
  • Banksia Creek: This name references native vegetation which is being planted on the creek’s edge, and the name also ties in with our soon-to-be-released Riverwalk Premium precinct "The Banks".
  • Federation Creek: The Federation Trail runs along the creek and is a significant feature for the local community, which extends far beyond Riverwalk.

Please cast your vote by 30/11/2019. All votes will be counted. The name with the majority of votes will become the official name of the creek, subject to Development Victoria approval.


For more information on the rules governing this process, please visit the Naming Rules for Places in Victoria website.

Riverwalk Creek Naming Poll

Please help us to identify the preferred name for Riverwalk's new creek.
Please choose your preferred name from the list below.

Please provide your contact information to help us validate the information you have provided.

Please note, if you do object to any of the options we have included, your contact information will need to be provided to allow for further consultation.

In the context of this poll, we are giving participants the option to provide their name, email address, and postcode. If an individual chooses to provide an objection to any of the proposed names, they should include contact information so that they can be contacted in regard to the outcome of the poll. If Development Victoria is not provided with contact information, and an objection is overruled, the objector will not be able to be given the opportunity to appeal.

For further information see the naming poll process as outlined in the Naming Rules for Places in Victoria document, and stipulated by Geographic Names Victoria. These rules are accessible at https://www.propertyandlandtitles.vic.gov.au/namin...


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Development Victoria is committed to the responsible handling of personal information in a manner consistent with the Information Privacy Principles set out in the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 (Vic).

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Why does Development Victoria collect personal information?

Development Victoria is the Victorian government's property development agency.

Development Victoria collects personal information to deliver its functions under the Development Victoria Act 2003 (Vic) and the Docklands Act 1991 (Vic). The functions of Development Victoria include carrying out land development, carrying out or managing urban renewal projects, contributing to government urban planning and development policies and completing the development of the Docklands area.


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    General Counsel

    Development Victoria

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