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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.

Eastbound lane on Wellington St between Glenferrie Rd and Charled St will be closed

Construction details

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

Kew-Balwyn Water Upgrade Project alignment map
The red line represents where new pipes are being built.

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. 

Project timeline

Construction started in mid-May 2018. The works should be completed in May 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 Partial road closure, one-way traffic
    Wellington Street (Stratford Avenue to Charles Street) mid-May to mid-June Partial road closure, one-way traffic
    Wellington Street (Charles Street to Glenferrie Road) mid-June to early July Partial road closure, one-way traffic
    Wellington Street (Glenferrie Road crossing) late June to mid-July Partial road closure
    Wellington Street (Glenferrie Road to Selbourne Road) mid-July to late July Partial road closure, one-way traffic
    Wellington Street (Selbourne Road to Edgevale Road) late July to mid-August Full road closure
    Denmark Street and Wellington Street intersection late July to mid-August Partial road closure
    Wellington Street (Edgevale Road to Davis Street) mid-August to early September Full road closure
    Cotham Road and Davis Street intersection mid-August to early November Partial road closure
    Davis Street (Wellington Street to Cotham Road) early September to late September Partial road closure, one-way traffic
    Davis Street (Wellington Street to Sackville Street) early October to mid-October Full road closure
    Sackville Street (Davis Street to Wrixon Street) mid-October to late October Partial road closure, one-way traffic
    Sackville Street (Wrixon Street to Orford Avenue) late November to mid-December Full road closure (during school holidays only)
    Sackville Street (Orford Avenue to Grange Road) late October to late November Full road closure
    Cotham Road and Grange Road intersection mid-December to late January 2019 Partial road closure
    Grange Road (Sackville Street to laneway) late December to late January 2019 Full road closure
    Grange Road (laneway to Cotham Road) late January to early February Full road closure


Contact us

If you have any questions or feedback about this project, please contact the project manager, Hakan Yurdakul, on 9872 1761 or by email [email protected]