Elster Creek catchment flood management plan

We're working to reduce the impacts of flooding in the Elster Creek Catchment

The Elster Creek Catchment includes areas of Elwood, St Kilda and Ripponlea in Port Phillip.

The catchment has a history of widespread flooding that will become further impacted by climate change.

The catchment spans four municipal boundaries and Port Phillip is working with the cities of Bayside, Glen Eira and Kingston, and with Melbourne Water, to plan for and reduce the impact of flooding across the catchment.

We have worked together to develop the Elster Creek Catchment Flood Management Plan, which outlines a five-year program to reduce flood risks across the catchment.

The Flood Management Plan and more information on the project and timing is available on Melbourne Water’s website.

Relevant resources

2020 Memorandum of Understanding (PDF 174 MB)

2018 Elster Creek Catchment Action Plan (PDF 800 KB)

2017 Memorandum of Understanding (PDF 800 KB)

CEO Forum Meeting Summaries (PDF 300 KB)

Project Working Group Meeting Summaries (PDF 300 KB)

Dandenong Integrated Water Management Forum - Strategic Direction Statement.

Elster Creek community forum: report on feedback received from community representatives (PDF 700 KB)

Map of the catchment

Elster Creek Catchment Map

Is my home in a flood zone?

Your property will have a "Special Building Overlay" in the planning scheme if it is subject to flooding. 

Enter your address to check if your property has a special building overlay: http://mapshare.vic.gov.au/vicplan/

If you are in SBO1 (Schedule 1 to the Special Building Overlay) or SBO3 (Schedule 3 to the Special Building Overlay) refer to Melbourne Water for more information and property flood level information: https://www.melbournewater.com.au/planning-and-building/apply-to-build-or-develop/property-flood-level-information

If your property is in SBO2 (Schedule 2 to Special Building Overlay), this is a local drain so you can refer to the Port Phillip planning team.

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