Why this project is important

Learn more and get updates

Check out our latest video and hear from Tim, a local resident who has lived in the Murrumbeena area for the past 22 years. Tim shares his personal account of being flooded multiple times and why these flood mitigation works are an important safeguard for his community.

The new drain will run from Railway Parade in Murrumbeena to Gardiners Creek in Malvern East.
Every effort will be made to minimise the construction impacts on local community and the environment.

This project comes as a result of ongoing investigations and planning since flooding damaged properties in 2006 and more recently in 2011. We will keep you updated with the latest project information via this page.

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Project background

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

In 2006 and more recently in 2011, the suburbs of Murrumbeena and Malvern East 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 have commenced construction of the project and will keep the local community informed as the project progresses.