CBD Watermain Replacement Program

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As water mains age, they are replaced to ensure businesses and residents continue to have a reliable water supply. From February 2024 to June 2024, Council will be replacing watermains at five locations across the CBD, as part of the CBD Watermain Replacement Program 2023/24.


Project Details:

  • Install a temporary above-ground water pipe to maintain water supply
  • Disconnect and remove the existing water mains
  • Install and test the new water mains and fittings
  • Connect all property services to the newly installed pipe
  • Remove the temporary water supply pipe

The preferred construction methodology is Horizontal Directional Drilling. This option bores horizontally underground, and new pipes are pulled through the bore. Resulting in no open trenches, and reduced impact for access to residents and businesses.

If this method is found to be impractical at any of the below locations, residents and businesses will be notified to minimise impacts.

Location of Works:

Dawson Street (Conway Street to McLennan Lane) 96m - Scheduled start 28/02/24: Notification

Dawson Street (Conway Street to Orion Street) 937m - Scheduled start 01/03/24: Notification

Keen & Orion Streets (Zadoc Street to Orion Street) 330m

Woodlark Street (Dawson Street to Keen Street) 206m

Zadoc Street (Molesworth Street to Keen Street) 200m

A laydown area for the delivery of pipes will be setup in the Harold Fredericks carpark opposite Oaks Oval, and utilised until the end of June 2024.

Notification of works will be delivered to businesses and residents 14 days before works commence at each location. Additionally, will be shared online throughout the works to provide updates on project completion and any disruptions where necessary.

Potential Impacts:

  • Increased levels of noise and dust
  • Changed traffic conditions including reduced speed limits and temporary lane closures. Traffic controllers will be available during construction working hours to assist motorists.
  • Where works will cause large interference with traffic movements, temporary road closures may be incorporated and/or works may be scheduled for nightworks. In this case, significant notice will be provided. The preferred methodology is not to close roads; however, this is not possible on all occasions.
  • Temporary water supply interruptions. Businesses and residents will be notified of these interruptions in writing at least 48 hours in advance.
  • A slight reduction in water pressure during the use of the temporary water supply pipe.
  • Temporary driveway access restrictions at times. Affected businesses and residents will be notified in advance so alternative arrangements can be made if needed.
  • Temporary footpath closures. Alternative pedestrian access will be clearly signed, and site representatives will be available during construction working hours to assist pedestrians as needed.

These works are being completed through the Capital Works Water Pipelines projects to provide a safe and reliable water supply.

Please visit the FAQs, Related Information and Project Updates tabs for more information.

As water mains age, they are replaced to ensure businesses and residents continue to have a reliable water supply. From February 2024 to June 2024, Council will be replacing watermains at five locations across the CBD, as part of the CBD Watermain Replacement Program 2023/24.


Project Details:

  • Install a temporary above-ground water pipe to maintain water supply
  • Disconnect and remove the existing water mains
  • Install and test the new water mains and fittings
  • Connect all property services to the newly installed pipe
  • Remove the temporary water supply pipe

The preferred construction methodology is Horizontal Directional Drilling. This option bores horizontally underground, and new pipes are pulled through the bore. Resulting in no open trenches, and reduced impact for access to residents and businesses.

If this method is found to be impractical at any of the below locations, residents and businesses will be notified to minimise impacts.

Location of Works:

Dawson Street (Conway Street to McLennan Lane) 96m - Scheduled start 28/02/24: Notification

Dawson Street (Conway Street to Orion Street) 937m - Scheduled start 01/03/24: Notification

Keen & Orion Streets (Zadoc Street to Orion Street) 330m

Woodlark Street (Dawson Street to Keen Street) 206m

Zadoc Street (Molesworth Street to Keen Street) 200m

A laydown area for the delivery of pipes will be setup in the Harold Fredericks carpark opposite Oaks Oval, and utilised until the end of June 2024.

Notification of works will be delivered to businesses and residents 14 days before works commence at each location. Additionally, will be shared online throughout the works to provide updates on project completion and any disruptions where necessary.

Potential Impacts:

  • Increased levels of noise and dust
  • Changed traffic conditions including reduced speed limits and temporary lane closures. Traffic controllers will be available during construction working hours to assist motorists.
  • Where works will cause large interference with traffic movements, temporary road closures may be incorporated and/or works may be scheduled for nightworks. In this case, significant notice will be provided. The preferred methodology is not to close roads; however, this is not possible on all occasions.
  • Temporary water supply interruptions. Businesses and residents will be notified of these interruptions in writing at least 48 hours in advance.
  • A slight reduction in water pressure during the use of the temporary water supply pipe.
  • Temporary driveway access restrictions at times. Affected businesses and residents will be notified in advance so alternative arrangements can be made if needed.
  • Temporary footpath closures. Alternative pedestrian access will be clearly signed, and site representatives will be available during construction working hours to assist pedestrians as needed.

These works are being completed through the Capital Works Water Pipelines projects to provide a safe and reliable water supply.

Please visit the FAQs, Related Information and Project Updates tabs for more information.

  • January 2024

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    An early notification of works was delivered to letterboxes of affected businesses and residents on Wednesday 17 January.

    READ THE NOTIFICATION

    The five sections will be completed one after the other as best practicable and as works are finalised. Notification will be delivered in advance prior to commencement of works.

    All works notifications will be available on this page. If you feel your letterbox was missed, copies will be available in the Related Information tab, or can be sent by request. Please call 6625 0500 and provide your best details to receive these notifications.

    Please consider the FAQs for any questions you may have. Updates about the project will be available on this page as works progress.

Page last updated: 16 Feb 2024, 03:18 PM