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Doncaster East Water Tank Upgrade Project

We have completed works at the Doncaster East water tank site to upgrade vehicle access around the tank.

Project details

Yarra Valley Water’s water tank in Doncaster East supplies drinking water to about 5,000 properties in the area. From time to time we need to access the tank site to maintain the condition of the tank.

Project timeline

Our contractor, Simpson Construction Company, started work to upgrade the site's vehicular access in mid-February 2017. These works were completed in late March 2017. Our contractor has since cleaned up the site and removed all of their equipment.

Doncaster East works in progress
Works in progress, as seen from Bellevue Avenue (early March)
Doncaster East works in progress
Works in progress, as seen from Nonda Avenue (early March)


Map of Doncaster East Water Tank Upgrade site

Some trees have been removed

For these works to occur, we had to remove some tall pine trees that were dead or in poor health. These trees were a safety risk for our staff visiting the site. Trees dropping limbs could also damage the tank.

In consultation with arborists and Manningham City Council, it was determined that 25 trees would be removed. Our contractor, Green life Group, removed the trees in mid-September 2016. With the trees removed, the access upgrade works were able to begin.

Planting new trees

Now that our site access upgrade works have been completed, new native trees and shrubs can be planted around the site. We will wait until late Winter 2017 to do our planting, to provide them with the best chance of survival.

The following removal and planting plans were approved by Council in 2016:

Contact us

If you have any questions or project feedback, please contact our project manager, Matthew Clements, on 9872 1932.