Do you remember the pics of the brand new Maribyrnong playground from a couple of weeks ago, showing severe drainage problems?
On Saturday night there was heavy rain in the area, but evidently the City of Maribyrnong’s drainage experts have been busy, because on Sunday morning the park was almost dry — and certainly not underwater.
I like the way the notices made it clear they weren’t totally oblivious to the problems.
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Perhaps those council workers could share that knowledge with City of Bayside. We only need 5mm of rain and roads, underpasses, bike paths and ovals flood.
I wonder how much your post influenced their decision to act. Nothing like some shame to get people off their butts!
If only Metro would be so proactive with their continually flooding pedestrian subways (and more importantly – Windsor Station!)
Many of those pedestrian subways need pumping to stay dry as they are in low trap points below the surrounding system – Sandown Park subway you can hear operating after rain and still collects water through the weep holes in the retaining walls as the soil is still moist. In the case of WIndsor it looks like the entire pit area in in a low trap spot.
Unfortunately once they fail the whole thing fills with water!
Cleaned the leaves out of the drains I expect.
Jesus… that’s the monstrosity they replaced the grand old park playground with. Drainage issues aside, how ugly.
@Ren, you might be thinking of another location. There was no playground in this location previously; it was just empty space.
Actually, a part of Talbot Park on Centre Road, Clarinda has been underwater for over a year. I ride past through it nearly every day!
So did the playground survive the Xmas day storms?