North Road, Ormond, level crossing - LXRA drainage works (23.2.2017)
Written on the 23 March 2017
North Road, Ormond, level crossing
GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB - Southern Metropolitan)
My adjournment matter this evening is for the minister responsible for the removal of level crossings.
The action I am requesting of the minister is that she provide a detailed list of works carried out by the Level Crossing Removal Authority (LXRA) on drainage at the North Road level crossing in Ormond. The reason I am doing that is that on 29 December, as members have heard me speak about, there was rain and then subsequent flooding within the Bentleigh area. At North Road there were significant drainage issues. In fact a letter of 27 January from the Level Crossing Removal Authority to various residents who were affected by that flooding speaks about the works that were carried out in relation to the underground pipe network, and it also makes reference to the Elwood canal catchment, which is of course true.What we have got here is a number of areas that were affected. I have referred in a previous matter to the McKinnon level crossing. Adjacent to that there was significant flooding and also drainage issues, where it was thought that some concrete was inadvertently pulled into a drain. Nevertheless I am talking about North Road. There was significant flooding around level crossings at Ormond and McKinnon, and I would like to get an understanding of what work was actually carried out by the LXRA on the drainage at the North Road level crossing site so that residents can have an understanding of whether this situation is going to be resolved by the works being undertaken or whether more work will need to be undertaken to ensure that flooding events, such as what we saw on 29 December but more recently also, which was not as bad, will not cause the massive sort of damage that occurred on 29 December.