The Dudley Creek flood remediation scheme is now operational, offering increased flood protection to more than 585 properties.

Map of work

Work the Council is doing to reduce flood risk in the Dudley Creek / Flockton area, through the Land Drainage Recovery Programme (LDRP)

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Dudley Creek long-term flood mitigation

  • $48 million. The major LDRP project enhancing the capacity of Dudley Creek with a piped bypass down Randall and Medway Streets. Bypass completed June 2017
  • Work in St Albans Creek started mid 2017 with the replacement of the Hills Road Culvert
  • Increasing the capacity of St Albans Creek between Hills Road and Dudley Creek and replacement of culverts in Slater Street and Stapletons Road.
  • Shirley Stream is being widened between Shirley Road and Julius Terrace.

Dudley Creek long term flood mitigation extensions

  • Council agreed to investigate possible extensions to the Dudley Creek long-term flood mitigation scheme to Francis Avenue, Thames Street and Geraldine Street
  • These investigations are ongoing and may identify new physical works packages.

Tay Street Drain / Kensington Avenue Pump Station (PS202)

  • Now fully operational and pumping water from Kensington Avenue away from the Flockton Street area into Horseshoe Lake via the Lower Dudley Diversion.

Cranford Basin optimisation

  • $7 million. Concept design approved by the Council with estimated two-year construction period starting late 2016.
  • This project will increase storage in Cranford Basin and extend the benefits of the Tay Street Drain Pump Station (PS202).

LDRP investigations

  • Investigations into other waterways surrounding the Flockton Street area: Shirley Stream, Bings Drain, Upper Dudley Creek and Westmister Street
  • These investigations are ongoing and may identify new physical works packages.