As a result of the recent high rainfalls and subsequent flooding Melbourne Water is working with emergency services and other relevant agencies to review the impacts to our waterways and assets. 

For flood or storm emergency assistance, contact the VIC SES on 132 500 and for life threatening emergencies call 000. 

You can access current emergency information by calling the VicEmergency Hotline on 1800 226 226 or sign up to receive regular updates regarding flooding via the emergency.vic.gov.au website and app.

Patterson Lakes Tidal Gates corrosion protection works


We are re-coating the Patterson Lakes Tidal Gates with an anti-corrosive paint, protecting them from corrosion so they can continue protecting the community from localised flooding.

The large, mechanical gates are located at:

  • Whalers Cove (Completed)
  • Runaway Bay (Marina)
  • Town Centre.

Why this is important

We undertake regular maintenance to ensure the Tidal Gates operate safely and reliably. Every three months, divers de-scale the gates and inspect them to help determine when anti-corrosion works are required.

Inspections have found that a new coat of anti-corrosion paint is needed to ensure the gates continue protecting the community.

What’s happening and when

This work is being carried out in stages. Works at Whalers Cove are now completed and more information will be provided about future works when available. 

What to expect

We will make every effort to minimise impacts to the community as we complete these works and any impacts involved with future works will be provided in advance. 

We would like to thank everyone affected by this project for their patience during the construction period.

Contact us

We will keep you updated regularly as the project progresses. To speak to the project team directly:

[email protected]

 131 722

Last updated:
11 January 2022