Yarra Valley Water


Water Supply Improvement Works - Lorne Parade Reserve Mont Albert

We’ve completed works in Lorne Parade Reserve to improve the reliability and security of our water supply network.

They were timed with level crossing removal works in the area to minimise disruption to park users. The works will prevent future disruptions to the water supply network as the Union Road project progresses.  


Project details

We inserted a new divide valve into the water main located in Lorne Parade Reserve. We also built a new connection into the suction pipe that connects to our water pumping station in the north east corner of the reserve.

Our construction partner, Jaydo established a temporary worksite in the reserve to do these works.


While we installed the divide valve, some customers may have noticed a reduction in the flow of water at their property, particularly in the early morning and evening when water supply demand is usually greatest.

We carefully monitored the pressure in our water supply network to ensure we continue to provide our customers with a flow rate, as guaranteed under our Customer Charter.

We also carefully planned our works to minimise our impact on park users and the environment.

We removed one tree which is in the path of construction. A qualified arborist was onsite to monitor the tree removal. Tree protection zones will be in place to protect trees near the worksite. 

The playground in the reserve was closed while the works were undertaken to ensure the safety of the community and our works. The playground and all work areas were fully reinstated when we finished.

The map below shows the location of our works in the reserve.

Works site in Lorne Parade Reserve

Works took four weeks from 16 August to 10 September, between 7am to 5pm Mondays to Fridays, with some weekend work undertaken.

We thank our customers for their cooperation and understanding while we completed these critical water works.

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Contact us

For more information about this project, please contact Nathan Pitkin, Project Manager during business hours on 9872 1188, or by email [email protected]

For any queries about the level crossing removal works please call 1800 105 105 (24 hours, 7 days) or email [email protected].

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