Carrum drainage upgrades help protect against flooding damage
11 August 2017
Carrum residents will have greater protection against flooding thanks to a new $1.2million road and drainage project about to commence in Dahmen Street.
Kingston Mayor David Eden said the project was part of Council’s $13 million commitment to maintain vital community infrastructure included in the 2017/18 Budget.
“The Dahmen Street upgrade is just one example of Council’s significant investment to ensure our roads, footpaths and drains are well-maintained,” Cr Eden said.
“Our rates help pay for these important infrastructure projects that will help minimise the damage caused by flooding.”
“Drainage projects may not be exciting and often go unseen, but they are vital to protect our homes in times of extreme weather and Council is investing many millions of dollars of ratepayer funds to make improvements.”
Council consulted residents during the design stage of the project to seek their input on a number of factors including new street tree plantings that will take place following the construction works.
Construction works will begin once related works in neighbouring McLeod Road are completed.