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Path closed while repairs made to defective drain

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We’ve temporarily closed the Steel Creek Trail shared path between Buckley Street and Rosehill Road West in Essendon due to a problem with a defective stormwater drain.

We’ve temporarily closed the Steel Creek Trail shared path between Buckley Street and Rosehill Road West in Essendon due to a problem with a defective stormwater drain.

During heavy rain last night, a 5 metre x 5 metre hole opened up that’s 3 to 4 metres deep.

Our crews were on site throughout the night and remain there this morning ensuring the area is safe and to assess the damage. There is no risk of the hole becoming any larger.

Once the damage has been assessed, we will go forward with engaging contractors to repair the site.

We encourage residents to avoid the area for the time being. Thank you for your understanding.