Heather Graham, from Melbourne Water will be presenting on the opportunities, issues and potential works at the Mount Waverley Wetlands, with a particular focus on flood mitigation and stormwater treatment. The presentation will be followed by the AGM.
The Waverley Road Retarding Basin is a Melbourne Water owned site that was constructed in 1966 to reduce downstream flooding impacts. While originally designed for flood mitigation, the site now includes a series of stormwater treatment wetlands (‘Mount Waverley Wetlands') that provide valuable habitat for local wildlife. The site is also part of an important corridor and open space for the local community to enjoy.
The designed functions of the wetlands have been compromised by silt blockages and erosion since it was put into operation and our Friends group has been in discussion with Melbourne Water about correction of these problems.
Heather Graham, Waterways and Land Officer with Melbourne Water will be presenting on the opportunities, issues and potential works at the Waverley Road Retarding Basin, with a particular focus on flood mitigation and stormwater treatment.
This presentation will be followed by a short refreshments break and then the 2015 Annual General Meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Thursday, 15 October 2015, Alvie Hall, 314 High Street Road, Mount Waverley at 7:30 pm