There is a place that has long disturbed residents of St Kilda West and Middle Park and that is the Cowderoy Street Drain.
It drains storm water from a large area of inner southern Melbourne into Port Phillip Bay. It smelt worse than Elwood Canal, but perhaps not as bad as Mordialloc Creek.
I can't find any easy to read information online for you, but reporter Dan Webb will be pleased to learn that finally, the problem has been fixed, I think. A basin has been built to collect water and it is recycled through natural filtration into Albert Park Lake. I can't imagine this impassioned report went to air, but Mr Webb certainly makes his opinion very clear. What a shame it is cut short. I saw Mr Webb on a tram in Armadale a couple of years ago, so I assume he is still alive.