Project Status: In progress
Why we’re doing this
Green Square sits on a floodplain that used to be a network of wetlands and creeks.
Hazardous flooding has been a constant challenge for Green Square locals with floodwaters reaching 2.3m on Joynton Avenue during storms in April 2015.
What we’re doing
Planning is underway for the construction of a new stormwater drain from the corner of O’Dea and Joynton avenues to 114 Joynton Avenue.
This work is part of new stormwater infrastructure to reduce the risk of severe flooding along Joynton Avenue.
The new drain will carry stormwater from the southern part of Waterloo and surrounding areas along Joynton Avenue to the Green Square stormwater drain.
We'll undertake further geotechnical investigations to check for any underground obstructions along the alignment of the new stormwater drain.
This will help planning and the protection of significant trees when construction begins.