Browns Reserve Drainage Pump Station Upgrade

Shape Copy 2 Completed

Melbourne Water has completed an upgrade to the Browns Reserve Drainage Pump Station.

Map of Browns Reserve catchment, which includes the area from Aspendale to Chelsea
Browns Reserve catchment map

The Browns Reserve Pump Station mitigates flooding in the Aspendale and Edithvale areas by pumping rainwater downstream to the Mordialloc Creek.

The project improved pump station’s overall reliability by providing automated, high-capacity water pumping during rain events as well as emergency backup power if a mains power outage occurs.

What was involved

The project involved:

  • installing new automated pumps (four large and two smaller pumps)
  • temporary changes to the shared use path around the reserve
  • installing a generator to provide backup power if required during power outages.


Map of work area, showing path closure along Mordialloc Creek and work area north of Edithvale Wetlands. Vehicle access point is off Wells Road.
Project work area: most works are being undertaken within the pump station.

Most of the works were undertaken within the confines of the pump station walls, with two temporary bypass pumps installed next to the pump station.

During the works, the access track was closed to the public.

Your feedback

We value your feedback. If you wish to contact us with your comments or for more information relating to the project please contact:

 1800 319 555

 [email protected]

Last updated:
16 November 2020