Sydney Water and Randwick City Council are starting work on a $2M storm water project at Malabar Beach.
Two storm water pipes that discharge into the northern end of the beach will be diverted into an old Sydney Water sewerage pipe that flows out at the Malabar Headland cliff face outfall well away from the swimming area.
The announced commencement of work has been welcomed by Greens Councillor who as the previous Mayor negotiated the reconfiguration of the northern two pipes with local Maroubra MP Michael Daley in 2010.
He said on hearing the news,
"The settlement that myself and Daley worked out with the then State Government will hopefully result in better swimming conditions for Malabar residents. But we should also remain mindful that we are transferring our urban storm water impact further out into the off shore ecosystem."
Matson added that he still felt that more investigation should occur into what impact the third un-diverted storm water pipe on the southern end of the bay was having.
Contact: Randwick City Greens Councillor Murray Matson
The two northern stormwater pipe outflows on the northern end of Malabar Bay will be diverted east into a disused ocean sewerage outfall on the Malabar Headland. Pictured is the North Western most pipe.