Rye stormwater improvements

In Rye there are a number of foreshore stormwater outlets along the beach that vary significantly in design and condition.

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 approximately aligned with Elgan Avenue in Rye and the community is invited to have their say.


Mornington Peninsula Shire, in collaboration with Rye Community Group Alliance, has identified that 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.

Have your say:

To learn more about this innovative method and to have your say on the draft design, the Shire will be holding a community consultation session in the coming weeks, at the Rye Beach Community Centre Hall, 27 Nelson Street, Rye.

Details regarding the session will be available shortly. Everyone interested is encouraged to attend.

To provide feedback online please complete the form below or email StormwaterProjects@mornpen.vic.gov.au