Water Corp upgrades drainage

Drainage upgrades for Osborne Park and Innaloo

Water Corporation installed new culverts to divert stormwater under busy roads in Innaloo, and as a result, flood defences in Osborne Park, Innaloo and Woodlands have been significantly enhanced. 

The $16.7 million drainage project now makes up part of $46.3 million that Water Corporation has devoted to upgrading drainage infrastructure in the metropolitan area since late 2017. 

An existing drainage channel along Stephenson Avenue was also relined and cleared, increasing the channel’s capacity to handle heavier stormwater inflows and providing better flood protection to nearby homes and businesses. 

The project also involved extensive engagement with nearby community members, who helped select native vegetation, which was planted along Pearson Street in June this year. 

Waste Minister David Kelly thanked local residents for their participation and patience throughout this critical infrastructure upgrade. 

“Nearby residents and business owners can have confidence that, through this project, the local drainage system is now better equipped to cope with rare and extreme rainfall events,” Minister Kelly said. 

“By increasing capacity in the local drainage system we’re able to also reduce the impact of flooding on local roads, making the area safer for motorists.” 

For more information visit the Water Corporation website.