Anyway, enough ranting from me. Here's my pictures so you can see this for yourself.
Top left: taken in mid-April looking south towards the railway bridges north of North Melbourne. Yes, that is the Tullamarine Freeway overhead. The roadway is built directly above the river. I bet pylons by and even in the river really help the maintenance of a healthy riparian zone.
Top right: taken Wednesday last week from Flemington Road, with the Tullamarine Freeway at left. Yes, this unpleasant, muddy puddle with silly pointy things is actually the Moonee Ponds Creek.
Bottom left: taken Thursday last week from the footbridge at the end of Hope Street in Brunswick West, looking south down the sound barrier between the Tullamarine Freeway at right and the Moonee Ponds Stormwater Drain at left.
Bottom right: looking north from the footbridge this time, with the Creek curving to pass underneath the Tullamarine Freeway.