Councillor wants City of Stirling to address Osborne Park intersection prone to flooding

The Hector St and O'Malley St intersection in question.
The Hector St and O'Malley St intersection in question.

DESPITE the weather heating up, City of Stirling councillor David Michael wants the council to address an Osborne Park intersection with a frequent flooding problem.

Cr Michael presented a notice of motion to investigate why the Hector and O’Malley streets intersection was flooding “multiple times a year”.

“You could basically swim through it,” Cr Rod Willox said.

Cr Michael requested the council prepare a report outlining the background of, and options to resolve the frequent flooding of the intersection.

The council report said the City received “many complaints” about the flooding and potential flooding of nearby properties in the industrial area.

“The City is aware of the drainage problem at this location and has met the affected owner, the City has also undertaken a drainage pipe inspection and cleaning in the network,” the report said.

“The inspection and cleaning of the pipe under the Freeway id problematic and will require process agreements with Main Roads WA.”

The report will be presented once an inspection of the pipes is complete.