TEMPORARY parawebbing has been installed at a drain on the beach in Mentone, which has been labelled as dangerous by concerned residents.
Works to refurbish the drain were completed last month. Kingston councillor Geoff Gledhill was among those who voiced their concerns with the new design (“Drain changes dangerous”, The News, 19/8/20).
Melbourne Water has put in parawebbing around the handrails while it reviews future options. Fencing will not be installed to cordon off the rocks, and grilles within the drain will not be constructed. Melbourne Water has told residents that it will install warning signage “to deter people from entering the drain”.
Josh Kar, Melbourne Water’s project manager, told The News last week that the existing handrail met Australian Safety Standards.