Melbourne Water has launched a new online map showing all Melbourne Water activities, allowing residents to quickly and easily track works in their area.

The community online map, which is now accessible from the Melbourne Water homepage, allows residents to search for Melbourne Water activities wherever they live in the greater Melbourne area.

Melbourne Water Customer Focus Manager, Lee Quach, said the new map would help to connect people with important work being undertaken.

“People might have previously seen construction happening near their home or business, but not known who it is undertaking the work or what it’s for,” Ms Quach said.

“With the community online map, people can check out Melbourne Water jobs near them and find out as much detail as they want. We hope that Melburnians will engage with this tool to better understand the range of activities we are undertaking around the city.”

Additionally, the community online map displays more than just major construction works.

“Routine maintenance such as grass cutting, revegetation and weed removal works are all featured on the map, including start and finish dates, so residents can see when valued works near them are next planned to occur.

“Building on the success of our refreshed website 2017, we’re excited to continue to enhance our digital service offering for the community.

“We hope it will lead to greater engagement and understanding of the works we do around the city and help to provide people with important information they would previously have had to call us to find out about.”

The map also includes additional overlays for local council boundaries, Melbourne Water operational boundaries, and catchment area information.

The Community Online Map highlights the following activities and locations:

  • Incidents (when they occur) – eg. flooding events
  • Projects – both major and minor works
  • Maintenance – eg. grass cutting
  • Community Events – eg. Inflatable Regatta, River Detectives
  • Melbourne Water Sites – eg. major reservoirs, pumping stations 

Charlotte Pordage is Editor of Utility magazine, a position she has held since November 2018. She joined the team as an Associate Editor in October 2017, after sharpening her writing and editing skills across a range of print and digital publications.
Charlotte graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with joint honours in English and Latin. When she's not putting together Australia's only dedicated utility magazine, she can usually be found riding her horse or curled up with a good book.

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