Litter Hotspots: Development of a Low Maintenance GPT

Manningham City Council

A strategic infrastructure and stormwater engagement project aimed at developing and trialing new 'Riversafe' low cost maintenance gross pollution trap (GPT) prototypes to manage the collection of stormwater litter pollution. Working with Monash University's Water for Liveability Centre and Neighbourhood Activity Centre Traders Associations, Manningham City Council installed GPT prototypes at seven of its neighbourhood activity centres located across Manningham.

The council also utilised the installations as an opportunity to conduct community and trader education to improve personal responsibility for litter disposal and prevention, with the aim of helping to improve the quality and amenity of the Yarra River corridor.

Key achievements from this project included:

  • installing six new GPTs in key hotspots 
  • a feature in the 2017 Melbourne Waste Expo.



Last updated: 20/05/2020