We are pleased to announce that onsite works are now complete for a new stormwater drain to significantly reduce the impact of flooding in the area.

Why this project is important

Car submerged in floodwaters in 2011
In 2011, flooding in the area caused damage to some properties.

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.

As part of our commitment to enhancing life and liveability, this project now benefits the local community by:

  • increasing connectivity from Railway Parade, Murrumbeena into Riley Reserve, Springthorpe Gardens and beyond
  • significantly reducing flood risk to properties and businesses in Murrumbeena and Malvern East
  • enhancing landscaping in Riley Reserve, Springthorpe Gardens and Boyd Park

We've been engaging with local residents, businesses and road users since October 2016, and thank you for your support throughout construction – especially during our March 2019 Dandenong Road crossing.

Learn more

View the following videos for a closer look at the importance of this project and some of the major milestones achieved.


Last updated:
29 June 2020