During routine maintenance works of the Monash Aquatic and Recreation Centre's outdoor pool today we became aware that debris, including paint from the pressure cleaning of the pool, had entered Scotchmans Creek via a stormwater drain.
Works were immediately shut down as soon as staff became aware of the incident. Works to the pool will resume tomorrow morning with the contractor ensuring that no debris passes through the stormwater drain.
Council is working with Melbourne Water and will provide any assistance necessary. The Environmental Protection Authority has been advised.