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.
The contractor 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 2018. The works should take about nine months, and construction is scheduled to be completed in late 2018, subject to good weather and ground conditions.
More details about work hours will be provided before construction begins.
Local water and sewerage services will not be affected by these works.
Despite our efforts to minimise the impacts of these works on the local community, you will at times notice construction noise, dust, and traffic disruptions.
Residents will always able to access their driveway, and a Council-approved traffic management plan will be in effect to ensure workers, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists are safe.