Kew-Balwyn Water Upgrade Project
We are upgrading about three kilometres of existing water supply pipes in the Kew area, to ensure customers are continuing to receive a reliable supply of drinking water.
Some of the existing water supply pipes in the Kew area are up to 100 years old. Upgrading these water supply pipes involves having a construction contractor doing work in some local streets.
Our contractor, MFJ Constructions, will replace or renew three kilometres of existing pipe, which are mostly located beneath the road surface.
Construction activities will move along as sections of pipe are upgraded. This means that the contractor is only working in the same location for 3-5 weeks before moving further along the street.
Construction is expected to start in early May 2018. The works should be completed in May 2019, subject to good weather and ground conditions.
MFJ Constructions will be working between 7.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, and Saturdays between 7.00am and 1.00pm.
Local water and sewerage services will not be affected by these works.
Despite our efforts to minimise the impacts of these works on the community, local residents will at times notice construction noise including concrete cutting saws, and vehicle movements. As these works will involve working within the roadway, there will be road closures and restricted access at times. This will help us complete our works sooner.
A Council-approved traffic management plan will be in effect to ensure workers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are safe. Footpaths will remain open to pedestrians throughout the works. The work site will be fenced off to ensure the safety of our work crew and pedestrians.