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Stormwater project enters final stages

Monday, February 5, 2018

After many months of work Council’s $2.95 million stormwater harvesting project at Brighton Golf Course is now in the final phase with cleaning up and systems testing underway.

Construction had been scheduled to be finalised at the end of December however wet weather before Christmas meant that construction of the Melbourne Water Drain diversion structure and pump installations components could not be completed.  

Further January rains caused additional delays.

The project will see around 86 Megalitres of water diverted from the Melbourne Water stormwater system each year that will be naturally treated and used to water both the Brighton Golf Course and areas of Dendy Park.

Work completed over the last two months includes

  • Additional rockwork beaching within the lakes for erosion control
  • Mulching and shrub planting is completed
  • Construction of the Melbourne Water diversion is completed
  • Works on both pump stations are now completed
  • The turtles have been relocated back into the lakes
  • Systems testing of the new equipment is underway
  • An audit and repairs to the completed irrigation system is in progress

All construction works and tidy up is now scheduled to be completed by the 2 March 2018.


Steve Fernee Civil Project Co-ordinator, Bayside City Council Tel 9599 4758