Shakespeare Grove stormwater outfall upgrade project

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Melbourne Water is replacing Shakespeare Grove stormwater outfall 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.

We are currently in the early planning stages for the project with a design to be developed by late 2019. Construction works are proposed to start in early 2021.

This short video provides a 360 degree view of the outfall and where it features on St Kilda’s landscape.


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 below for exact location.

Shakespeare Project Map


Replacing the outfall drain is complex as it is part of a broader underground drainage network and is located in a marine environment.

Investigations are currently underway with field studies and further community consultation in the second half of 2019. A design will be developed by late 2019.

Construction works are proposed to start in early 2021, however, this may change as more information becomes available. We will keep you updated on the timing of the project as we progress.

Shakespeare Project Timeline

Have your say

While the footprint of the drain won’t change due to hydraulic requirements, we will be providing the community with an opportunity to provide feedback on the look of the drain.

By working closely with key stakeholders including Parks Victoria, City of Port Phillip, Lifesaving Victoria, local businesses and community groups we are ensuring a collaborative approach for the project’s design.

We will keep you updated about these activities and how you can be involved.

More information 

For more information about the project, please contact the project team on:

1800 813 242

 [email protected]

Last updated:
14 October 2019