Rye stormwater improvements

As part of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s commitment to improving our foreshore, the health of Port Phillip Bay and ensuring our stormwater outlets are of the best condition, drainage improvements are being investigated for the stormwater outlet at Elgan Avenue in Rye.

The Shire, in collaboration with Rye Community Group Alliance, has identified this particular outlet is ready for redesign due to concerns over litter, poor visual water quality, as well as its highly visible and populated location.

Melbourne Water has provided funding support through the Living Rivers Program and is working collaboratively with the Shire to adopt a Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) design approach for this outlet.

WSUD uses better urban planning and design to reuse stormwater, stopping it from reaching our waterways by mimicking the natural water cycle as closely as possible.

This will improve the aesthetics and safety of the outlet, while also improving the water quality flowing to the bay from this predominately roof and road stormwater flow.

Drop-in Session: 

You are invited to attend a drop in session to provide your thoughts on the draft design.

Tuesday 20 February 2018, 7pm – 8.30pm
Rye Civic Hall

Have Your Say:

  • Online: using the form below.
  • Mail: address to Climate Change, Energy and Water Team, Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud, 3939 or
  • Email: send emails to StormwaterProjects@mornpen.vic.gov.au with the subject line "Rye Stormwater Improvements" 
  • In person: visit one of our customer service offices and ask for a 'Have Your Say' form.


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