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Northbourne Sewer Project

To reduce the risk of sewage spills, we’re building a new sewer pipeline, connecting the Northbourne Sewer to the new Epping Main Sewer at Campbellfield.

Our Project Partner, MFJ Construction, will start work in October and expect to be finished by December 2021.

What's involved

The project involves constructing:

  • a new 35m long diversion sewer pipeline from the Northbourne Sewer pipeline to the new Epping Main Sewer within the Merri Creek Parklands/Galada Tamboore, Campbellfield
  • a new maintenance hole at the upstream connection point for the new sewer. This will be near the shared user path and a temporary path will be built around the construction zone.

When the new pipe has been commissioned and flows are diverted to the Epping Main Sewer, we’ll decommission eight existing maintenance access points along the Northbourne sewer alignment. This involves filling the existing pits with concrete, removing the lids, and reinstating the area.

We will be working within the parklands, behind private properties along Samuel Drive Campbellfield. This is Melbourne Water owned land.

Map showing where we will be working
Map showing where we will be working


Before we leave site, we will repatriate the Aboriginal artefacts found during our earlier work constructing the Epping Main Sewer.

What to expect

  • Work will be carried out Monday to Friday, from 7am to 5:30pm and Saturdays from 7am to 1:30pm. Due to the high flowrates within the sewer during the day, there may be some night work.
  • We’ll use the existing access track from Malcolm Place, minimising our impact on the grasslands. No trees will be removed.
  • For safety, pedestrians and cyclists will be diverted onto a temporary path during our work.
  • Council will reinstate the shared path and parklands as part of their Merri Creek upgrade works. 
  • We don’t expect there’ll be any interruption to your services during these works.

Project Updates


View Project Update for September 2021 (PDF 335KB)

More information

We work to the latest State Government advice and have COVIDSafe plans in place. Our staff and partners follow safe work practices in line with public health directions

If you have any questions about the Northbourne Sewer Project, please contact Lizzie Scott, Project Manager, Yarra Valley Water on 9872 2424 or by email [email protected].