Carisbrook Levee project

  • Project typeCarisbrook Levee project
  • Project scheduleOngoing


The Carisbrook Levee project was designed by specialists Entura in response to major floods which occurred in 2010 and 2011.

The project is being delivered in four stages - one and two are complete, stage three is nearing completion and stage four is subject to Federal Government funding.

A project timeline is provided HERE.(PDF, 107KB)

Project Information:

Stage One 

  • Pleasant Street levee construction (north of the railway line)
  • Drainage works along Wills Street and within the racecourse.
  • Construction completed in early 2017

Stage Two 

  • Williams Road Levee construction (West - East running levee, which continues east from Williams Rd across Landrigan Rd towards the Tullaroop Creek).
  • Constructed in 2017

Stage 3 – current

Construction of Stage 3 of the Carisbrook Levee commenced on 12 October, 2020.

Local company Doran Earthmoving Pty Ltd delivered a section of the project that included the construction of the Levee – the section of Pleasant Street from the Pyrenees Highway to the railway line and High Street from the railway line to Church Street. 

The works involved building up, and constructing a sealed road and associated open drainage works.

The works associated with the railway line include the installation of drainage culverts, which approvals are currently being obtained.

The tender for the next part of stage three of the Carisbrook Levee project was advertised in March, 2021.

At a Meeting of Council in April (27/04) the tender for $170,896.00 was awarded to Leech Earthmoving and Contracting Pty Ltd.

This part of the project will see the installation of twin cell box culverts - 1200mm high by 1200mm – across the Pyrenees Highway located to the west of Pleasant Street, Carisbrook.

The culverts will redirect the overland flows along the levee when the southern section of the levee is completed.

To allow for the installation of the culverts existing utility services will be relocated in the coming months.

Stage 4  - future stage

The final stage of the project, Stage 4, will be the construction of the Levee south of Pyrenees Highway.

While we have a planning permit for Stage 4, which is shovel-ready, we are waiting for the State and Federal Risk Resilience Program to open to seek additional funding of $1.2 million to complement the $600,000 we have allocated from this year's budget to enable Stage 4 to be delivered. We expect this program to be open soon.

Plans for the levee can be viewed here.

Additional information: 

Carisbrook Levee Overland Flow Question and Answers - May, 2021(PDF, 311KB)

Attachment to the Q&A document above - Carisbrook: 1% AEP flood depth (m) - 6-hour rainfall event - Ultimate Mitigation Scenario animation: 

Community Information Session: 

Council held a Carisbook Levee project community information session on Monday 1 March, 2021.

Just over 20 members of the community attended which was an opportunity to hear from, and ask questions, to the Carisbrook Levee designer – Entura Specialist Dams Engineer Paul Southcott.

For those unable to attend, the information shared at the meeting is available to view HERE. 



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