CCTV cameras will be used to gain images and assess the condition of a large
number of stormwater pipes across Greater Geelong.
manages more than 1900 kilometres of drains across the municipality.
shortly begin inspecting about 2000 pipe segments over 50 kilometres of the
drainage network, as part of an annual inspection program of City-owned
will start in February and are expected to take up to four months to complete.
The data gained
from the program will enable the City to make informed decisions regarding
investment and renewal works.
observe crews accessing stormwater pits to carry out the inspections.
as road signage and traffic control will be used to ensure the safety of
workers and the public in the immediate area.
roads, reserves and easements, the stormwater drainage system is made up of
pipes, pits, channels, flood retarding basins and litter traps.
Greater Geelong Mayor Stephanie Asher
program is a vital tool in maintaining our extensive drainage network. It will help us
identify areas for improvement and provide detailed information to support
decisions surrounding resources and funding. The inspections
are part of our commitment to maintain safe and reliable infrastructure assets,
which remain available now and into the future.
Cr Anthony Aitken, Chair, Parks, Gardens and City Services portfolio
I am sure members of our community over 50 are familiar with the annual inspections their human pipes require. Well, the City’s stormwater pipes are no different. Council has annual inspections to understand the health of our pipe system across the region. We’re committed to ensuring our infrastructure is in tip-top shape.