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Donvale Sewerage Project

Yarra Valley Water is in the construction stage of providing new sewerage services to properties in Donvale.

The project area is generally bound by Glenvale Road to the east, the Mullum Mullum Creek and Smedley Road to the North, the EastLink Tunnel to the south and Old Warrandyte Road to the west.

Donvale is an established suburb on Melbourne's north-eastern urban fringe. The majority of properties in Donvale are currently un-sewered and will be sewered by the Donvale Sewerage Project.

Some of the key benefits of the project will include:

  • Improving the health of the waterways by decommissioning leaking septic tanks
  • Protecting public health
  • Reducing odours in the area
  • Providing a more liveable environment for the residents of Donvale.

Declaration of sewerage services in Donvale

We formally declared parts of the sewerage service in Donvale to be 'ready for use' on 28 June 2017. Owners of properties that are ready to connect will have received a letter from Yarra Valley Water including instructions on how to connect.

Apply to connect to the new sewer in Donvale now

Did you know?

Poorly performing septic systems in your area are discharging over 1,800 kilograms of nutrients and over 18 trillion viruses every year into your local environment. This nutrient discharge to our waterways is equivalent to dumping over 1,200 bags of fertilizer into our waterways each year! Excess nutrients harm aquatic life and can make waterway conditions toxic.

Poorly performing septic systems can also be a nuisance for you and your neighbours by creating unpleasant odour and soggy backyards.

Project Packages

The project has been divided into the following four work packages:

  • Package C
    Includes the ‘Donvale Branch Sewer’ which will form the backbone of the Donvale Sewerage Project. Once completed, this 4 kilometre-long sewer will transport sewage from Glenvale Road in Ringwood North to a point in our existing sewerage network near Old Warrandyte Road in Donvale. Sewerage pipes from Packages D, E and F will also connect to this new branch sewer.
    Package C will also see 2.5 kilometres of smaller sewer pipes constructed in streets that are in close proximity to the branch sewer.
  • Package D
    13 kilometres of reticulation sewer pipe and 326 property connections.
  • Package E
    10.5 kilometres of reticulation sewer pipe and 291 property connections.
  • Package F
    14.5 kilometres of reticulation sewer pipe and 390 property connections.

Most of the un-sewered properties in Donvale are scheduled to be serviced over a two year period commencing in the 2015/16 financial year and finishing during 2017/18.

Map of Donvale sewerage projects

Project Status

  • Package C – Construction in progress
  • Package D – Construction in progress
  • Package E – Construction in progress
  • Package F – Construction in progress
  • Package F (Mullum Mullum Trail section) - Construction in progress

Project updates

Contact us

Packages C and D contact Dean Anderson on 9872 1891 or email [email protected].

Packages E and F contact Brendan Moore on 9872 1627 or email [email protected].

  • November 2017

    Package C

    • Construction works for the Donvale Branch Sewer are scheduled to be completed in mid 2018 and will become the backbone of the Donvale Sewerage Project.
    • Construction works for the branch sewer are nearing completion within the Mullum Mullum Creek Linear Park Reserve, west of Park Road. These works are planned to be completed during December 2017.
    • Construction works have commenced in the Aquarius Court area.
    • Construction works along the back of some properties in Heads Road and in the Alder Court reserve are expected to commence in January 2018.
    • Properties in Conos Court, Paddy’s Lane and some properties along Park Road will soon be able to connect to the new sewerage network. Owners of these properties will shortly receive a letter explaining how to connect to the new sewerage network.
    • The sewerage network in Raymond Elliot Court, Tralee Court, Tindals Road and the northern end of Berrima Road is now available to connect to. Owners of properties in these streets were notified in June 2017 about how to connect to the new sewer network.

    Package D

    • Construction works are nearing completion in Cat Jump Road and Charlwood Court.
    • Works will soon begin in Springvale Road.
    • Works have recently been completed in Woodhouse Road, Wembley Gardens, Flora Road and Old Warrandyte Road (west of Springvale Road).
    • All of the sewers in the Package D area are expected to be completed in early 2018.
    • Properties in Garden Road, Flora Road, Sowter Court, Tadstan Place, Pine Ridge, along with some properties in McGowans Road and Berrima will soon be able to connect to the new sewerage network. Owners of these properties will shortly receive a letter explaining how to connect to the new sewerage network.
    • The sewer network is now available to connect to in the following areas - Mullum Drive, Illawong Drive, Stringers Rise, One Tree Hill, Opala Court, Quamby Place, Old Warrandyte Road (between Mullum Drive and Springvale Road), and Berrima Road (between Springvale Road and Illawong Drive). Owners of properties in these streets were notified in June 2017 about how to connect to the new sewer network.

    Package E

    • Construction works for Package E are expected to be completed by April 2018.
    • Works have been completed in Murndal Drive, Robinson Court, Honybun Court, Elliot Court, White Lodge Court, Utrecht Court and Park Road.
    • Works are currently underway in Larne Avenue, Drummond Close, McGowans Road, Dempster Avenue, Conway Avenue and Decontra Close.
    • Work will soon begin in Anglemere Crescent, Holly Green Close and Trudi Court.
    • All construction works for Package E are expected to be completed by April 2018.

    Package F

    • The construction works have been awarded to Di Carlo Civil, who have successfully delivered Community Sewerage Program works for us in the past.
    • Works for Package F began in October 2017.
    • Works are currently underway include Smedley Road and Woodlands Close.
    • Construction works for Package F are scheduled to be completed by mid-2019.

    Package F (Mullum Mullum Trail Section)

    • Construction work for a 600 metre-long sewer between Whitefriars College, Aquarius Court and Heads Road has been fast-tracked to enable the final stage of the Mullum Mullum Trail to be built along the Mullum Mullum Creek.
    • Construction of this 600 metre-long sewer is nearing completion and is scheduled to be completed in December 2017.
  • September 2017

    Package C

    • Construction works for the Donvale Branch Sewer are scheduled to be completed in early 2018 and will become the backbone of the Donvale Sewerage Project
    • Construction works for the branch sewer are continuing within the Mullum Mullum Creek Linear Park Reserve, west of Park Road. These works are planned to be completed during September 2017.
    • Construction works will soon commence at in the Aquarius Court area
    • The sewerage network in Raymond Elliot Court, Tralee Court, Tindals Road and the northern end of Berrima Road is now available to connect to. Owners of properties in these streets were notified in June 2017 about how to connect to the new sewer network.

    Package D

    • Construction works are nearing completion in Flora Road and Charlwood Court
    • Works will soon begin in Springvale Road and Cat Jump Road
    • Works have recently been completed in Woodhouse Road, Wembley Gardens and Old Warrandyte Road (west of Springvale Road)
    • All of the sewers in the Package D area are expected to be completed in October 2017.
    • The sewer network is now available to connect to in the following areas - Mullum Drive, Illawong Drive, Stringers Rise, One Tree Hill, Opala Court, Quamby Place, Old Warrandyte Road (between Mullum Drive and Springvale Road), and Berrima Road (between Springvale Road and Illawong Drive). Owners of properties in these streets were notified in June 2017 about how to connect to the new sewer network.

    Package E

    • Construction works for Package E are expected to be completed by April 2018
    • Works have been completed in Murndal Drive, Robinson Court, Honybun Court, Elliot Court and Park Road
    • Works are currently underway in Utrecht Court, Whitelodge Court, Larne Avenue and Drummond Close
    • Work will soon begin in Anglemere Crescent, Holly Green Close, McGowans Road, Trudi Court, Conway Avenue and White Lodge Court.
    • All construction works for Package E are expected to be completed by April 2018.

    Package F

    • A Planning Permit has been approved by Manningham City Council
    • The construction works have been awarded to Di Carlo Civil, who have successfully delivered Community Sewerage Program works for us in the past
    • Works for Package F are expected to begin in September 2017
    • Construction works for Package F are scheduled to be completed by late 2018.

    Package F (Mullum Mullum Trail Section)

    • Construction work for a 600 metre-long sewer between Whitefriars College, Aquarius Court and Heads Road has been fast-tracked to enable the final stage of the Mullum Mullum Trail to be built along the Mullum Mullum Creek
    • Construction of this 600 metre-long sewer is underway near Aquarius Court.
  • August 2017

    Package C

    • Construction works for the Donvale Branch Sewer are scheduled to be completed in early 2018 and will become the backbone of the Donvale Sewerage Project
    • Construction works for the branch sewer are continuing within the Mullum Mullum Creek Linear Park Reserve, west of Park Road. These works are planned to be completed during September 2017.
    • The sewerage network in Raymond Elliot Court, Tralee Court, Tindals Road and the northern end of Berrima Road is now available to connect to. Owners of properties in these streets will have recently received a letter about how to connect to the new sewer network.

    Package D

    • Construction works are nearing completion in Flora Road, Charlwood Court, Woodhouse Road, Wembley Gardens and Old Warrandyte Road (west of Springvale Road)
    • Works will soon begin in Springvale Road and Cat Jump Road
    • All of the sewers in the Package D area are expected to be completed in September 2017.
    • The sewer network is now available to connect to in the following areas - Mullum Drive, Illawong Drive, Stringers Rise, One Tree Hill, Opala Court, Quamby Place, Old Warrandyte Road (between Mullum Drive and Springvale Road), and Berrima Road (between Springvale Road and Illawong Drive). Owners of properties in these streets will have recently received a letter about how to connect to the new sewer network.

    Package E

    • Construction works for Package E are expected to be completed by April 2018
    • Works have been completed in Murndal Drive, Robinson Court, Honybun Court and Elliot Court
    • Works are currently underway in Park Road, Utrecht Court, Whitelodge Court, Larne Avenue and Drummond Close
    • Work will soon begin in Anglemere Crescent, Holly Green Close, McGowans Road, Trudi Court, Conway Avenue and White Lodge Court.
    • All construction works for Package E are expected to be completed by April 2018.

    Package F

    • A Planning Permit has been approved by Manningham City Council
    • The construction works have been awarded to Di Carlo Civil, who have successfully delivered Community Sewerage Program works for us in the past
    • Works for Package F are expected to begin in September 2017
    • Construction works for Package F are scheduled to be completed by mid-2018.

    Package F (Mullum Mullum Trail Section)

    • Construction work for a 600 metre-long sewer between Whitefriars College, Aquarius Court and Heads Road has been fast-tracked to enable the final stage of the Mullum Mullum Trail to be built along the Mullum Mullum Creek
    • Construction of this 600 metre-long sewer is underway near Aquarius Court.
  • July 2017

    Package C 

    • Construction works for the Donvale Branch Sewer are scheduled to be completed in early 2018 and will become the backbone of the Donvale Sewerage Project 
    • Construction works for the branch sewer are continuing within the Mullum Mullum Creek Linear Park Reserve, west of Park Road. These works are planned to be completed by August 2017. 
    • The sewerage network in Raymond Elliot Court, Tralee Court, Tindals Road and the northern end of Berrima Road is now available to connect to. Owners of properties in these streets will have recently received a letter about how to connect to the new sewer network. 

    Package D

    • Construction works are nearing completion in Flora Road, Charlwood Court and Pine Ridge 
    • Works will soon begin in Springvale Road, Cat Jump Road, Woodhouse Road, Wembley Gardens and Old Warrandyte Road (west of Springvale Road)
    • All of the sewers in the Package D area are expected to be completed in September 2017.
    • The sewer network is now available to connect to in the following areas - Mullum Drive, Illawong Drive, Stringers Rise, One Tree Hill, Opala Court, Quamby Place, Old Warrandyte Road (between Mullum Drive and Springvale Road), and Berrima Road (between Springvale Road and Illawong Drive). Owners of properties in these streets will have recently received a letter about how to connect to the new sewer network.

    Package E

    • A planning permit was granted by Manningham City Council in February 2017 
    • Works have been completed in Murndal Drive, Robinson Court, Honybun Court and Elliot Court
    • Works are currently underway in Park Road, Ruby Street, Warrock Avenue and Drummond Close
    • Work will soon begin in Conos Court, Anglemere Crescent, Holly Green Close, Larne Avenue, McGowans Road, Utrecht Court, Trudi Court, Conway Avenue and White Lodge Court.
    • All construction works for Package E are expected to be completed by April 2018.

    Package F

    • A Planning Permit Application to remove some native vegetation has been submitted to Manningham City Council and is pending approval
    • The construction works have been awarded to Di Carlo Civil, who have successfully delivered Community Sewerage Program works for us in the past
    • Works for Package F are expected to begin in July 2017
    • Construction works for Package F are scheduled to be completed by mid-2018.

    Package F (Mullum Mullum Trail section)

    • Construction work for a 600 metre-long sewer between Whitefriars College, Aquarius Court and Heads Road has been fast-tracked to enable the final stage of the Mullum Mullum Trail to be built along the Mullum Mullum Creek
    • Construction of this 600 metre-long sewer is underway near Aquarius Court.
  • May 2017

    Package C 

    • Construction works for the Donvale Branch Sewer are scheduled to be completed by late 2017 and will become the backbone of the Donvale Sewerage Project 
    • Construction works for the branch sewer are continuing within the Mullum Mullum Creek Linear Park Reserve, west of Park Road. These works are planned to be completed by July 2017. 
    • Landowners in Raymond Elliot Court, Tralee Court, Tindals Road and the northern end of Berrima Road will soon receive information about connecting to the new sewer network.

    Package D

    • Construction works have recently commenced in Charlwood Court
    • Construction works are nearing completion in Flora Road, Pine Ridge and Garden Road 
    • Works will soon begin in Springvale Road, Cat Jump Road, Woodhouse Road, Wembley Gardens and Old Warrandyte Road (west of Springvale Road)
    • All of the sewers in the Package D area are expected to be completed by July 2017.

    Package E

    • A planning permit was granted by Manningham City Council in February 2017 
    • Works have commenced in Murndal Drive, Robinson Court, Honybun Court, Elliot Court, Park Road, Ruby Street and Warrock Avenue
    • Work will soon begin in Conos Court, Anglemere Crescent, Holly Green Close, Larne Avenue, McGowans Road, Utrecht Court, Trudi Court, Conway Avenue and White Lodge Court.
    • All construction works for Package E are expected to be completed by April 2018.

    Package F

    • A Planning Permit Application to remove some native vegetation has been submitted to Manningham City Council and is pending approval
    • The construction works have been awarded to Di Carlo Civil, who have successfully delivered Community Sewerage Program works for us in the past
    • Works for Package F are expected to begin in June 2017
    • Construction works for Package F are scheduled to be completed by mid-2018.

    Package F (Mullum Mullum Trail section)

    • Construction work for a 600 metre-long sewer between Whitefriars College, Aquarius Court and Heads Road has been fast-tracked to enable the final stage of the Mullum Mullum Trail to be built along the Mullum Mullum Creek
    • Construction of this 600 metre-long sewer is underway near Aquarius Court.