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Mitigating the flood risk in Kingston

18 March 2022

The flood resilience and safety of low-lying areas in Kingston continues to be improved through an ongoing program of stormwater and drainage upgrades.

Most recently Council has committed $4.5 million toward two major projects in Chelsea and Edithvale.

Work in Thames Promenade, Chelsea, is underway and includes the construction of a stormwater pumping station, stormwater drainage pipes and pits, and the removal and replacement of footpaths and vehicle crossings.

Importantly the connections into the Melbourne Water network will also be improved.

This project is expected to take 20 weeks to complete and will require occasional closures to the Mulkarra Drive/Thames Promenade intersection and changes to parking restrictions in the area.

Stages 3 and 4 of the Edithvale Flood Management Project were approved to go ahead at the Council meeting on 28 February, with a contractor appointed. These works will include new concrete kerbs, pram crossings, footpaths, vehicle crossings, and an asphalt pavement on Montrose Avenue, as well as a new drainage system being constructed in Montrose Avenue, down Keith Avenue and along Kinross Avenue. 

Sandpiper Ward Councillor David Eden said these important projects underline Council’s commitment and vision to alleviate the impacts of flooding.

“Unfortunately, you only have to look to Queensland, northern NSW and Sydney at present to see the devastating impacts floods can have on communities and the safety and livelihoods of our community is always at the forefront of our minds,” Cr Eden said.

“We will keep working to ensure our infrastructure is of the highest possible standard and I am looking forward to seeing these significant drainage projects come to fruition.”

For more information, contact Council’s infrastructure team on 1300 653 356, or email



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