The Arden Macaulay Precinct is to be transformed from a primarily industrial area into a high density mixed use zone, with Rail Projects Victoria planning to locate an underground station within the precinct as part of the Metro Tunnel project.
The key outcome of the flood management strategy is the identification of a series of flood mitigation works that can enable intensive development within the precinct to occur while achieving appropriate flood protection standards. The flood management strategy is to be used to inform a Melbourne Water redevelopment services scheme for the precinct and will be a key document in Melbourne Water’s stakeholder engagement process.
The project highlighted the importance of bringing relevant stakeholders (City of Melbourne and Victoria Planning Authority) together early in the planning process so that the project outcomes are aligned with expectations and ultimately the findings of the study can be implemented.
Some sections of the precinct near Moonee Ponds Creek are low lying and have a well recognised history of flooding. Due to this, flooding and drainage is well recognised as a significant factor in development planning of the precinct.
The objectives of Engeny’s study were to ensure that:
Engeny’s study included the following tasks to meet these objectives:
The preparation of the Arden Macaulay Precinct Flood Management Strategy demonstrates Engeny’s capability to undertake flood mitigation studies, including:
Consideration of non-traditional flood mitigation measures. Engeny collaborated with international consultant Ramboll to investigate alternative flood mitigation measures, drawing on European experience.
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