Melbourne Water replaced the Shakespeare Grove main drain outlet in St Kilda to make it safe for the public and ensure it continues to reduce the risk of flooding to surrounding suburbs for many more years to come. This project was completed in March 2022.
This project involved the replacement of the main drain outlet and the construction of a viewing platform.
The project helped to ensure that:
the drain continued its vital role of reducing the risk of flooding to surrounding suburbs
the viewing platform created a destination point for the community to enjoy.
The Shakespeare Grove main drain outlet is opposite Shakespeare Grove, St Kilda. It’s situated at the southern end of St Kilda Beach.
The drain is part of a larger drainage network that carries stormwater safely away from properties and minimises flooding in surrounding suburbs. The drain was at the end of its service life and needed to be replaced.
This project was completed in March 2022.
Circle of Reflection design
We worked with key stakeholders and the community to determine the preferred concept design of the Shakespeare Grove stormwater drain outlet. We:
held workshops with key stakeholders including local businesses and community groups
sought community feedback on concept designs through a survey available on the Melbourne Water website between January and February 2020
undertaken an internal Melbourne Water approvals process.
Following this process, the Circle of Reflection concept is the design Melbourne Water will be progressing to the construction phase of the project.
The Shakespeare Grove stormwater outfall is opposite Shakespeare Grove, St Kilda and extends 60 metres into Port Phillip Bay. It’s situated at the southern end of St Kilda Beach. See map for exact location.