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Recent Flooding in Pier Street, Port Melbourne

During the extremely heavy rains in mid January, and again last weekend, the area around the Beacon and Pier Streets intersection flooded.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that one of the drainage pipes under Pier Street is blocked, causing overflow at times of heavy rainfall.
Major Projects Victoria has engaged a contractor to unblock this drain, and work is expected to commence in mid February.
In late 2010 a designer was engaged to conduct a study of the existing drainage infrastructure in the area to inform a permanent solution.
Once this study is complete a civil works contractor will be engaged to remedy the drainage issues in the area.