Kallista Sewerage Project Stage 2
Yarra Valley Water is investigating the sewerage servicing needs of properties in Sherbrooke, Kallista and The Patch
We have been working with Yarra Ranges Shire Council to identify areas in Sherbrooke, Kallista, and The Patch that are currently operating on septic systems.
Due to the characteristics of the land, wastewater may not be contained within an individual’s property boundaries. As a result, the sewage can flow off properties and pose a risk to public health and the environment. The project will be investigated and designed in three packages:
- Package A, includes parts of The Patch (west)
- Package B, includes parts of The Patch (west) and Kallista
- Package C, includes parts of Sherbrooke and Kallista (west)
This project will provide sewerage services to designated properties in parts of Sherbrooke, Kallista and The Patch. Its key benefits include:
• Improving the health of local waterways
• Protecting public health
• Reducing odours in the area
• Offering a more liveable environment for the community.
Currently, we are in the planning stage of this project and are implementing a number of site investigations and studies. We expect to complete the detailed design in early 2021.
Recently, we completed a significant number of topographical and ecological surveys. We also undertook ground condition investigations at several locations. These geotechnical surveys provide soil and rock samples that enable us to identify potential construction impacts and determine the type of equipment needed for the construction of the sewerage pipeline. They were completed in public land only, such as in parks, reserves or along the side of the road.
These investigations and studies help us to ensure that our final design has minimal environmental impacts and community disruption when we start construction.
While our planning work is being completed, you will notice some minor construction activity in your local area. Works at each site will take less than one day, and once completed, any disturbed surfaces will be reinstated.
We don’t expect this work to disrupt your everyday activities. However, should we need to access your property, we will be in contact with you.
Thanks for your continued interest in out Kallista Stage 2 project and your patience as we progress our investigations and assessments.
You may see our contractors working in other areas, constructing the Kallista Sewerage Project Stage 1. For more information, refer Kallista Sewerage Project Stage 1.
Did you know?
Poorly performing septic systems can be a nuisance for you and your neighbours by creating unpleasant odour and soggy backyards.
Letters were sent this month, advising residents and property owners within the project area about providing a connection point to the proposed piped pressure sewerage pipes to be built as part of the Community Sewerage Program.
We will be at the Kallista Community Market if you would like to see us in person to talk about the project. Details for the market are as follows:
Date: Saturday, 7 September 2019
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 2 Church Street, Kallista
Detailed design for all packages of Kallista Sewerage Project Stage 2 will commence in April 2019.
Land Capability Assessments of all properties within the investigation area are almost complete and results will be known shortly.
If you have any questions or feedback about this project, please contact the project manager, James Martin, on 9872 1912 or by email [email protected]