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Why was this project needed

The area had a history of flooding that was expected to worsen in the future, if steps were not taken.

In 2006 and more recently in 2011, the suburbs of Murrumbeena and Malvern East experienced significant flooding which caused 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.

Project milestones

Take a closer look at why this project is important and view some of the major project milestones we have achieved.


Images taken from the 2011 floods in this area.