Manningham Council has completed major drainage upgrade works in Florence Avenue, Donvale, to ensure the area can withstand a one in 100 year storm event.
Donvale Preschool will be one of the main beneficiaries of the works, after the front of their property flooded following significant storm events in 2012.
A Council investigation found that Donvale Preschool is located in a localised low point in the street network, and the existing drainage system was inadequate during major storms.
Council has now installed approximately 230 metres of additional drainage and built drainage pits, in particular at the low point in the street, to complement the existing local drainage system and to protect the preschool and adjoining properties.
Manningham Mayor, Cr Paul McLeish, said that the works are a part of Council’s commitment to continuously improve Manningham’s drainage system.
“The Florence Avenue drainage improvements cost approximately $410,000 and were funded through Council’s Capital Works budget over two years.”
“Council reviews its drainage strategy regularly to ensure Manningham’s drainage infrastructure continues to meet today’s standards and the needs of the community,” Mr McLeish said.