The City is inviting residents from Ocean Grove and surrounds to share their experiences of stormwater in their community as part of a detailed study being developed for the area.
with business and property owners, are encouraged to submit photos, records and
descriptions of their experiences of stormwater issues in the Ocean Grove
Catchment area, which covers around 41 square kilometres and includes Ocean
Grove, Wallington, Marcus Hill and parts of Point Lonsdale.
submitted to the Ocean Grove Stormwater Study will help the City and other
relevant authorities to better understand flood, stormwater quality and water
security risks in the region. This will inform recommendations for
infrastructure planning, emergency response, community preparedness and
improvements in land use.
Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher said the development
of the stormwater study is important for the future resilience and liveability
of the region.
“The Ocean Grove Stormwater Study, along with our Stormwater
Services Strategy, will play a key role in the growth, health and liveability
of the region by adapting and future-proofing our stormwater services for the
benefit of the community for years to come,” Mayor Asher said.
“This sort of
action is part of our environmental sustainability planning and I encourage the
Ocean Grove, Wallington, Marcus Hill and Point Lonsdale communities to
contribute to the study so that we can better understand, manage and respond to
risks and opportunities in the area.
recollections of stormwater events including the impact on your property or
surrounding area will help to ensure that we have a detailed picture of
stormwater issues in this area. So think back to when you’ve seen high water or
suffered the inconvenience of floodwater damage.”
The study was
identified as a high priority in the City’s Stormwater Services Strategy2020-30 and is expected to be completed in December 2021.
feedback can be submitted until Tuesday 23 March 2021 via the Have Your Say page.