Gheringhap Street Drain Upgrade Project Update – 7 October 2019

Construction has begun on the reinstatement of the seawall in Corio Bay following the removal of sheet piles in the bay. Works are continuing on a second maintenance shaft on Gheringhap Street, between Smythe Street and Western Beach Road.

The 450m new stormwater drain, being built along Gheringhap Street to a new outfall into Corio Bay, will greatly reduce the frequency of flooding and the length of time surface flood waters impact the CBD, benefitting local businesses, residents, visitors and developers.

The major drain is being constructed using high-tech ‘micro-tunnelling’, a technique never before seen in Geelong. This method provides the greatest cost-benefit, shortest duration and the least amount of disruption to the local community. During the construction period, traffic management plans will be in place to minimise the impact on road, cycle and pedestrian users in the area.

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