Epping Branch Sewer Project
We’re building about 925 metres of new sewerage pipes in the Epping area to cater for future growth, and to reduce the likelihood of sewage spills during heavy storms.
Construction on Stage 4B of this project follows the alignment of the future Edgars Rd extension between Cooper St to the south and O’Herns Rd to the north.
Works started in December 2016, and when it is completed in August 2017, the new pipes will carry sewage from the Epping area and from growth areas along the Hume Freeway, and transport it southwards, connecting into the existing sewerage system that leads to Western Treatment Plant in Werribee.
Our contractor, Azzona, is working Monday to Friday, from 7.00am to 5.00pm, and on Saturdays from 7.00am to 1.00pm.
Construction started in December 2016, and is scheduled to be completed in August 2017.
Update - June 2017
Azzona's construction activities are progressing well, and the project is on track to be completed in August 2017.
Work to tunnel a section of pipe under Edgars Creek was completed in June.
Our works are approaching O’Herns Road, and we will be crossing the road in mid-July.
In the future, once development of the area is complete, the sewer will be located in a road reserve, next to a four-lane, divided main road through a commercial/industrial development. However, as this is the first piece of infrastructure to be built on this alignment, Yarra Valley Water is required to offset the removal of the existing Golden Sun Moth habitat.
We’ve worked on the environmental aspects of this project with the Federal Department of Environment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (EPBC Act), and have taken the steps to mitigate the impact of habitat removal.
The construction of the new sewer requires digging an open trench between 2-5m deep for the majority of the length. The project is almost entirely on private land, with the majority running through one landholding.
There will be minimal impacts to the public except when the works cross O’Herns Road. This will occur between Redding Rise and Cotters Road, to the west of most of the existing housing estates.
For further information, please contact the project manager, Leon Holewa, on 9872 1470.