To continue our important work of maintaining and improving our infrastructure and assets, we will be installing fourteen steel bollards in front of the Salt Creek pipe inlet structure in Rosanna Parklands.
The bollards will assist in capturing large debris and materials from entering the Salt Creek drainage pipe network.
Why is this work necessary?
Following the December 2016 flood event, Melbourne Water considered opportunities to limit the amount of debris that accumulates against the Salt Creek pipe inlet structure upstream of Lower Plenty Road.
To further understand the operation of this grill during storm events, Melbourne Water commissioned a study with Melbourne University to identify global best practice for the design and operation of stormwater grills and grates.
The study found that the installation of bollards would assist in stopping larger debris and materials from entering the Salt Creek drainage pipe network.
What do these works involve?
Melbourne Water will be installing a series fourteen steel bollards in front of the Salt Creek pipe inlet structure located in Rosanna Parklands.
The project will involve:
- installation of 14 steel bollards
- removal of one juvenile River Red Gum tree
- removal of existing bollards located in front of the pipe inlet structure
- extending the concrete slab in front of the drain
Works will begin in July and take 4 weeks to complete (weather permitting). Working hours will be between 7am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.
What to expect
Melbourne Water will make every effort to minimise impacts on community as we complete these works, however you may notice some:
- increased truck movements
- removal of the one River Red Gum tree
- vehicles accessing work site via pedestrian track
Signage will be in place to safely guide local residents and visitors around the work site.
For more information, please call us on 131 722.