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Cowes - Seagrove Estate Raingarden Rehabilitation

Council has appointed EcoProjects Australia Pty Ltdto begin Stage 3 works on the rehabilitation of rain gardens in Seagrove Estate around Currawong Close, Lorikeet Lane, Seagrove Way and Rosella Grove in Cowes. This project is a continuation of previous stages of works for raingarden renewal within Seagrove Estate area.

These Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) elements 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. A highlighted map of works is shown below. We have included a fact sheet about raingardens for your information.

These works are anticipated to start on 4 May 2020 and be completed by mid-June, weather permitting. This project is fully funded by the Council as part of 19/20 Capital Works program. The total project cost are in the order of $100,000.

Stage 3 rehabilitation of raingardens will include:

• Removal of sediment from raingardens.

• Re-establishment of raingardens.

• Re-vegetation of raingardens.

• Converting existing 3 raingardens into grass swale

Appropriate traffic/pedestrian and site environmental measures will be in place whilst these works are being carried out. We appreciate that these works may present an inconvenience to all users within this section of Seagrove Estate and ask for your patience during these times. Our contractor will make every effort to minimise these 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 appropriate.

For information or assistance please contact:

  • Bass Coast Shire Council’s Infrastructure Delivery Team, Russell Thomas - Capital Project Officer or Ravi Raveendran - Contract Superintendent on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211
  • Email basscoast@basscoast.vic.gov.au
  • Visit our website www.basscoast.vic.gov.auto get the latest updates for this project.