Shakespeare Grove main drain outlet renewal project

Shape Copy 2 Completed

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.

 Project background

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

Overhead view of proposed design for Shakespeare Grove main drain outlet - artist's impression
Artist's impression: overhead view of outlet design

Side view of proposed design for Shakespeare Grove main drain outlet - artist's impression
Artist's impression: side view of outlet 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. 

Location

Shakespeare Project Map

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.

 

Last updated:
1 August 2022