The following statement was issued to media regarding a query about a stormwater drain in Pembroke Drive, Ocean Grove. The response was attributed to Director City Services Will Tieppo:
The City is currently responding
to more than 140 requests to investigate and clean blocked stormwater drains
and pits. Pembroke Drive is included as
one of these investigations and is planned to be checked on Monday, 24 April
The recent storm events that
occurred in Ocean Grove including Pembroke Drive were such that the stormwater
volumes exceeded the capacity of the underground pit and pipe network.
The City is currently undertaking a project (currently
programmed for the 17/18 financial year) to improve the southern drain channel
linking with this open drain at Bonnyvale Road.
The next stage of the project is
to investigate upgrade options in the wetland area on the east of Bonnyvale
Road to improve the open main drain network’s high volume flows during these
intense rainfall events.