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Donnybrook Road East Sewerage Project

Yarra Valley Water is currently completing a new sewer pipe in Donnybrook to support Melbourne’s northern growth corridor.

The new sewer will collect and transfer sewage flows from new residential developments east of the Melbourne to Sydney rail corridor, to both the north and south of Donnybrook Road.

The new pipe is important as it will ultimately provide sewerage services to over 16,000 properties.

The new pipe will be built along Donnybrook Road, between the Melbourne to Sydney railway line and the future Koukoura Drive (located in 1145 Donnybrook Road), within a future ‘services corridor’ in which other utility services will eventually be located. This sewer will discharge into the Amaroo Main Sewer.

Construction details

The new pipe is being constructed along Donnybrook Road, between the Melbourne to Sydney railway line and the future Koukoura Drive (located in 1145 Donnybrook Road), within a future ‘services corridor’ in which other utility services will eventually be located. Construction will occur on both sides of Donnybrook Road, with most of the pipe alignment being on the north side of Donnybrook Road. Our pipe alignment will pass through land that is currently privately-owned or developer-owned.

Our contractors are completing the works using a combination of open-trench excavations and underground drilling techniques and will be constructed at a depth of between 6-12 metres. Due to the size and depth of the pipe, it is not appropriate for properties to connect directly into it for a sewerage service.

  • Approximately 3.6 km of sewer at depths ranging from approximately 6 to 12 m
  • A trenchless crossing of Donnybrook Road
  • Constructing 15 new sewer maintenance structures up to 2.7m in diameter.

Timing of works

Construction commenced in early 2018, and the project should be completed in late 2019. We have been experiencing significant delays on the project due to difficult ground conditions causing issues with our Contractors equipment, but we are making every effort to reduce any further impacts and complete the project as early as possible.

Community impact

We will work with the contractor to minimise the impact of these important works on the community. During the construction period, impacts may include:

  • Construction noise such as truck engines, machinery, excavation and associated construction activities.
  • Vibration is expected to be minimal but may be noticed in close proximity to the excavation and the shaft sites. We will be monitoring vibration levels.
  • Dust may result from our excavation activities during dry weather, however, we will be managing this in accordance with Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria guidelines through the use of water trucks and reduced speed limits.
  • Vehicle traffic will be increased due to the amount of trucks in the area, and a traffic management plan will be in effect throughout the works.

Contact us

If you have any questions or feedback about the project, please contact Ashley Hamer, Senior Project Manager directly on 9872 2661 or by email [email protected].