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Melbourne Water is undertaking rehabilitation works on the Marina Road Main Drain, located on Mentone Dog Beach, to keep the drain functioning well into the future.

The rehabilitation works follow emergency works undertaken after a flood during high rainfall in 2018 caused a drain failure. These works will be completed to ensure the continued integrity of the drain and safety of beach users.

What's happening and when

The nature of these works requires a section of the beach to be fenced off for their duration. The Beach Promenade Path that runs along the beach will remain open throughout the works.


Works will start on the week beginning 13 April and end early June 2020.


The drain is located approximately 250 metres north of the Mentone Lifesaving Club.

Map of project site, showing construction along Beach Promenade and storage north of Mentone Lifesaving Club

What to expect

You may notice:

  • heavy machinery movements on the beach within the work zone
  • fenced-off work zone and site compound
  • storage of equipment and heavy machinery in site compound overnight. 

Work hours will be within current EPA guidelines from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday, and 7am to 1pm Saturday. Weekend work is not scheduled, but if it is required affected residents will be notified before it commences. Work hours may depend on the timing of high and low tides and vary day-to-day to accommodate them.

Melbourne Water is working closely with all major stakeholders and organisations regarding these works including City of Kingston, local residents and businesses, Mentone Lifesaving Club, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and others.

Safety will be of paramount concern as Melbourne Water carry out these works.

Contact us

For more information please contact the project team:

[email protected]

Last updated:
21 April 2020