Flood mitigation works on the way for Chelsea

Published on 10 March 2023

Water flowing over a flooding drain.

Kingston is working to reduce the impacts of flooding to homes in Chelsea’s Sherwood Avenue, as part of our ongoing investment in vital community assets.

A two-stage drainage improvement project in Bicentennial Park is set to kick off this month.

Stage 1 includes the construction of a new pumping station and pressurised rising main across Bicentennial Park to connect to the Melbourne Water drain, the installation of a new meter and associated electrical work.

Kingston Mayor Hadi Saab said this important work underlines Council’s commitment and vision to alleviate the impacts of flooding in our city.

“Right across the country we have seen the devastating impacts of flooding on people’s homes, businesses and communities,” Cr Saab said.

“Council is working to help prevent this happening here in Kingston and has invested many millions of dollars in drainage upgrades. You may not be able to see it – but the work is vital to protecting our neighbourhoods.

“We will keep investing in our critical infrastructure to ensure it is of the highest possible standard and I am looking forward to seeing this valuable project completed.”

Stage 2, which is scheduled for the 2023-24 financial year, will focus upon reducing the direct impact of flooding on affected local properties. These works will include a flood wall and embankment to protect properties, the construction of drainage pipes connecting into the new pumping station, new footpaths, trees, and landscaping.


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