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Rehabilitation for raingardens

Rehabilitation for raingardens

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Stage Two of the rehabilitation of raingardens in Seagrove Estate around Egret Way, Water View Rise and Lomandra Drive in Cowes has now begun.

These works are expected to be completed by late October. This project is partly funded by $6,750 from Melbourne Water’s Living Rivers Program and $60,900 from Bass Coast Shire Council as part of its 2018/19 Capital Works program.

Stage Two works will include the removal of sediment, re-establishment and re-vegetation of the raingardens. Raingardens are specifically designed garden beds that slow and filter stormwater runoff from the road, surrounding areas or stormwater pipes. Raingardens are also called bioretention systems because they use soil, plants and microbes to biologically treat stormwater.

Council has appointed EcoProjects Australia Pty Ltd to complete Stage Two, which is a continuation of Stage One for raingardens and wetland within Seagrove Estate area, which was finished in late May 2018.

Further works on the wetland area will be scheduled in early 2019 and will include removal of Cumbungi growth from wetland, modifications to the wetland and the installation of new access tracks for future maintenance.

Council’s acting Manager Asset Management Simon Harris said traffic/pedestrian and site environmental measures will be in place while Stage Two works are being carried out.

“We appreciate that these works may present an inconvenience to all users of this section of Seagrove Estate and ask for your patience during these times,” he said.

“Our contractor will make every effort to minimise disruptions. The community, local residents, businesses and other stakeholders will be kept up to date with the project via website updates and letter box drops, or mail outs where required.”

For information or assistance please contact Bass Coast Shire Council’s Infrastructure Delivery Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.