The drainage network is designed to disperse storm water run-off preventing damage to property and providing safe access to footpaths and roads.
House gutters, downpipes, buried pipes from your property to the street or to the pit at the rear of your allotment, and any other private drainage structures such as grated trenches and pits within private property - are the responsibility of the property owner.
The property owner is responsible for the installation, maintenance, operation and replacement of all private stormwater to the City specified legal point of discharge or connection point.
The City is responsible for all assets downstream of this connection point, including drainage pits, pipes, side entry pits in the street, manholes, headwalls, culverts under roads, open channels and retardation basins.
Register flooding of a property
We're updating the information on flood-prone properties and areas. We encourage you to register your property if it has experienced significant flooding. This helps us progress stormwater investigations and drainage projects.