Yarra Valley Water


Epping Main Sewer Project

For the Epping Main Sewer project, we constructed new sewerage infrastructure in Lalor, Campbellfield and Epping to reduce the likelihood of sewage spills occurring during storm events, and to cater for growth in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

Project details

The project involved our contractor, John Holland, building a 2.3 kilometre-long large-diameter sewer pipe at depths of up to 35 metres. The pipe was constructed by tunnelling it underground by using large Tunnel Boring Machines (TBMs), including under the Merri Creek and Hume Freeway. John Holland built five construction shafts to enable the underground tunnelling to occur, which have now become permanent maintenance structures.

Map of sewer main for Epping Main Sewer Project



This video was filmed before coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions started in Melbourne


Construction details

Construction of the Epping Main Sewer began in late December 2017, and was completed in March 2020.

Contact us

If you have any questions or project feedback, please contact our project manager, Skye Handley on 9872 1408 or by email at [email protected].

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