Improving Joynton Avenue stormwater drainage

Reducing the risk of severe flooding in Green Square.

Project Status: Planned

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.

The Green Square stormwater drain project, completed in 2019, reduced flood risks in the area significantly. The Joynton Avenue stormwater drainage project will connect into this and will improve stormwater management in this area further.

What we’re doing

We’re planning stormwater drainage improvements along Joynton Avenue between the corner of O’Dea and Zetland avenues.

This work is part of new stormwater infrastructure to reduce the risk of severe flooding along Joynton Avenue.

The new drainage will carry stormwater from the southern part of Waterloo and surrounding areas along Joynton Avenue to the Green Square stormwater drain.

review of environmental factors has been completed and approved. It’s guiding us in finalising the design and determining the construction approach.