Tree removal

Tree removal is required as part of this project. The route alignment has been selected to minimise the loss of trees. Where this is not possible, we will minimise the number and quality of trees that will be affected.


Construction of the new stormwater drain will involve some trenching works which will temporarily affect public areas like roads, reserves, parks and footpaths. We understand that these areas are highly valued by the local community and we are working closely with City of Stonnington and Glen Eira City Council to develop reinstatement plans that meet Council and community expectations. Further information about community involvement in the reinstatement process will be provided as the project progresses.

Melbourne Water has a strong commitment to understand and deliver to the needs of its customers and the community.

Project background

In 2011, the suburbs of Malvern East and Murrumbeena experienced significant flooding which resulted in damage to some properties. As a result, in 2014 the Murrumbeena to Malvern Flood Mitigation Project was initiated by Melbourne Water.

The new stormwater drain will collect water from heavy rainfall that flows over the streets and paved surfaces, reducing the impact of flooding to properties in the area.

We are still in the design stages for the project and will keep the local community informed as planning progresses.

Works will involve:

  • installing a new 1.8m diameter stormwater drain from Railway Parade in Murrumbeena to Gardiners Creek.
  • working through roads and parks in the Murrumbeena and Malvern East area.
  • removal and pruning of some trees along the alignment.

Works are planned to start in late 2017 and are expected to take two years to complete.