Drainage inspections to begin

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Underground CCTV cameras will be used to gain images and assess the condition of a large number of stormwater pipes across Greater Geelong.

The City manages more than 1900 kilometres of drains across the municipality.

Crews will shortly begin inspecting about 2000 pipe segments over 50 kilometres of the drainage network, as part of an annual inspection program of City-owned drainage assets.

The inspections will start in February and are expected to take up to four months to complete.

The data gained from the program will enable the City to make informed decisions regarding investment and renewal works.

Residents may observe crews accessing stormwater pits to carry out the inspections.

Measures such as road signage and traffic control will be used to ensure the safety of workers and the public in the immediate area.

Located within roads, reserves and easements, the stormwater drainage system is made up of pipes, pits, channels, flood retarding basins and litter traps.

Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher

The inspections program is a vital tool in maintaining our extensive drainage network. It will help us identify areas for improvement and provide detailed information to support decisions surrounding resources and funding. The inspections are part of our commitment to maintain safe and reliable infrastructure assets, which remain available now and into the future.

Cr Anthony Aitken, Chair, Parks, Gardens and City Services portfolio

I am sure members of our community over 50 are familiar with the annual inspections their human pipes require. Well, the City’s stormwater pipes are no different. Council has annual inspections to understand the health of our pipe system across the region. We’re committed to ensuring our infrastructure is in tip-top shape.

Page last updated: Wednesday, 5 February 2020