A short, but intense, rain storm resulted in severe flooding to five separate buildings at the Monash Medical Centre, Clayton. The flood and extent of the damage were estimated at being between a one in a 50-100 year occurrence.
Following the flood, the VMIA and Southern Health partnered to determine how to minimise disruption to hospital operations arising from future flood events. A consulting engineering firm was appointed to investigate the issues and produce a report.
The project reviewed existing documentation and the impact of the flood, investigated site drainage and assessed means of reducing site exposure to future flooding.
- Southern Health (Lead partner)
- Connell Wagner (Aurecon Group Ltd - consulting engineers)
- The VMIA.
A comprehensive flood investigation was undertaken by Connell Wagner (Aurecon Group Ltd) which included a range of potential flood scenarios and possible strategies to minimise, redirect or contain flood flows to the site. A technical engineering report outlined recommendations to reduce exposure to flooding and outlined priorities and cost implications to the Monash Medical Centre.
Senior Manager Engineering Services