Storm Water Maintenance

Your rainwater runoff from your roof and streets enters the massive network of stormwater drains that run under our local neighbourhoods. The stormwater drainage system flows into our waterways leading to Port Phillip (PP) and Western Port (WP) Catchments.

To reduce pollution Gross Pollutant Traps (GPTs) are installed at strategic locations throughout the municipality to collect and filter litter and debris that would ordinarily go into the bays. Additional Gross Pollutant Traps are included in larger housing developments to sustain new stormwater systems.

Catchments and Details

  • Boggy Creek: Port Phillip (PP) Catchment with 70 Outfalls
  • Sweetwater Creek: Port Phillip (PP) Catchment with 58 Outfalls
  • Kananook Creek: Port Phillip (PP) Catchment with 60 Outfalls
  • Seaford Wetlands: Port Phillip (PP) Catchment with 15 Outfalls
  • Balcombe Creek: Port Phillip (PP) Catchment with 2 Outfalls
  • Watson's Creek: Western Port (WP) Catchment with 2 Outfalls
  • Eastern Cnt Drain: Port Phillip (PP) Catchment with 2 Outfalls

An effective drainage system exists to protect our living environment and control flooding. This system is supported by a proactive maintenance program for the road reserve stormwater pits, this entails the pits being inspected and cleaned on a three year cycle.

The city has a specialist mobile drain cleaning vehicle that assists in cleaning operations all hours. Our drainage crew prioritise and tackle blockages in the drainage pipes as they occur Frankston City Council is responsible for maintaining 926 kilometres of stormwater drains, approximately 34,650 pits and some 12,000 pits within property easements.

There are 21 gross pollutant and litter traps installed, and about 210 outfalls into our waterways.

Safety First

Please keep well clear of Council equipment and vehicles during the inspection and maintenance of drainage assets.

For your own safety and children's safety, note the following precautions:

  • Don't walk, ride or drive through floodwater.
  • Don't allow children to play in floodwaters.
  • Stay away from waterways and stormwater drains, particularly when flooded.