Southern Metropolitan Region - flood mitigation (9.8.2017)

Written on the 9 August 2017


9 August 2017


Constituency questions 

GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB - Southern Metropolitan)


My constituency question is for the Minister for Water, the Honourable Lisa Neville.

The issue I raise for the minister relates to flooding that occurred on 29 December 2016 in and around the areas of the North Road level crossing, whereby Melbourne Water and the Level Crossing Removal Authority had been providing residents in the surrounding areas with information relating to that flood event.

In a meeting with residents, it was suggested by Melbourne Water that work had previously been undertaken to consider large-scale mitigations or solutions to any flooding that may occur.

A number of options had been identified, but according to Melbourne Water they were not feasible.

So I ask the minister that she provide what those options identified by Melbourne Water were and associated costs for the reduction of flooding in the area would have been.

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