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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.

Construction details

Our contractor, MFJ Constructions, is replacing or renewing three kilometres of existing pipe, which are mostly located beneath the road surface.

Construction activities are moving 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. 

Map of the Kew-Balwyn Water Upgrade Project
The red line shows where new pipes will be built. The blue line shows completed sections.

Project timeline

Construction started in mid-May 2018. The works should be completed in June 2019, subject to good weather and ground conditions.

MFJ Constructions is working between 7.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, and Saturdays between 7.00am and 1.00pm.

Community impacts

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 traffic management plan is in effect to ensure workers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are safe. Local schools have been contacted in advance to best coordinate student drop-offs and pick-ups.

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.

  • Schedule of road closures

    Road closures will only be in effect during work hours. Roads will be open as usual overnight and most of the weekend.

    Section Date Type
    Wellington Street (Denmark Street to Stratford Avenue) early May to mid-May (COMPLETED) Partial road closure, one-way traffic
    Wellington Street (Stratford Avenue to Charles Street)

    mid-May to mid-June (COMPLETED)

    Partial road closure, one-way traffic
    Wellington Street (Charles Street to Glenferrie Road) mid-June to early July (COMPLETED) Partial road closure, one-way traffic
    Wellington Street (Glenferrie Road crossing) late June to mid-August (COMPLETED) Partial road closure
    Wellington Street (Glenferrie Road to Selbourne Road) mid-August to late August (COMPLETED) Partial road closure, one-way traffic
    Denmark Street and Wellington Street intersection Not yet scheduled Partial road closure
    Wellington Street (Selbourne Road to Edgevale Road) late August to late September (COMPLETED) Full road closure
    Wellington Street (Edgevale Road to Davis Street) late August to late October (COMPLETED) Partial road closure
    Wellington Street (Selbourne Road to Edgevale Road) late September to late October (COMPLETED) Partial road closure
    Davis Street (Wellington Street to Cotham Road) late October to mid-November Partial road closure, one-way traffic
    Davis Street (Wellington Street intersection) mid-November to late November Full road closure
    Cotham Road and Davis Street intersection late November to late December Partial road closure
    Sackville Street (Wrixon Street to Orford Avenue) early January to late January 2019 Full road closure (during school holidays only)
    Davis Street (Wellington Street to Sackville Street) late January to mid-February 2019 Full road closure
    Sackville Street (Davis Street to Wrixon Street) mid-February to late February 2019 Partial road closure, one-way traffic
    Sackville Street (Orford Avenue to Grange Road) late February to late March 2019 Full road closure
    Cotham Road and Grange Road intersection April 2019 Partial road closure
    Grange Road (Sackville Street to laneway) early April to mid-May 2019 Full road closure
    Grange Road (laneway to Cotham Road) mid-May to early June 2019 Full road closure

     

  • Changed traffic conditions - 26 November 2018 to 14 December 2018

    There will be changed traffic conditions along Sackville Street, from Davis Street to John Street, between Monday 26 November and Friday 14 December. Please note: all vehicle access and on-street parking will be removed along Davis Street (Wellington Street to Sackville St) during this time.

    Road Closure Map Davis Street (Wellington Street to Sackville St)

  • Changed traffic conditions - 17 December 2018 to 22 February 2019

    There will be changed traffic conditions along Sackville Street, from Davis Street to John Street, between Monday 17 December and Friday 22 February. Please note: All vehicle access and on-street parking will be removed along Sackville Street (Davis Street to John Street) during this time.

    Road Closure Map Sackville Street (Davis Street to John Street)

    There will be changed traffic conditions along Sackville Street, from Davis Street to John Street, between Monday 17 December and Friday 22 February. Please note: all vehicle access and on-street parking will be removed along Sackville Street (John Street to Grange Road) during this time. Drivers will not be able to turn from Sackville Street to John Street.

    Road Closure Map Sackville Street (John Street to Grange Road)

Contact us

If you have any questions or feedback about this project, please contact the project manager, Brendan Mannix, on 9872 1508 or by email [email protected]