THE Surf Coast Shire is close to completing work on the Jan Juc Creek Daylighting project, which will restore a 230-metre section of the creek.
has been removed with more than 4,500 native trees, shrubs, grasses and sedges planted as part of a revegetation project, with 1,500 more to come during March.
sections of underground drainage have been removed and decommissioned with stormwater now taking a more natural course.
The remediation of the section of creek has to the ocean, while improving the appearance and biodiversity of the Jan Juc Creek Linear reserve.
The $410,000 project, which involved the reshaping of the creek banks, has been funded with $370,000 from the state government.
Shire mayor Rose Hodge said the project had improving local public space.
“People in Jan Juc have been able to see the creek return in front of their eyes, which is fantastic.
“The project is bringing back lots of great habitat areas for native species, while ensuring we the ocean which is really important.
“This has all come about from a masterplan produced with lots of community engagement and involvement from local groups including the Friends of Jan Juc Creek.”