Yarra Valley Water


Painted Hills Sewer Upgrade

To improve the reliability of our sewer network in Doreen, we’re upgrading the sewer pump station and sewer main at Painted Hills Road.

We're upgrading the sewer pump station and sewer main at Painted Hills Road, Doreen.

  • A new pump station will be constructed at the existing pump site, near the intersection of Painted Hills Road and Kyarra Drive.
  • A one-kilometre pipeline will be constructed along Painted Hills Road, from the pump station site to the Overland Drive roundabout where it continues under Laurimar Creek to Braford Drive and connects to an existing sewer. To limit the impact of our work on vegetation and the waterway, the pipeline will be constructed using directional drilling.

In addition, we will also construct new maintenance holes along the alignment to enable our maintenance staff to access the sewer, when required.

Once we’ve completed the new sewer pipeline and pump station, we’ll decommission the existing ones.

View map of works at Painted Hills (PDF)

We appointed Jaydo Construction as our Project Partners. They were onsite and started work in August 2021 and expected to take 12 months to complete this upgrade project. 

In July 2022 we stopped work as we need to reassess our pipeline construction methodology. 

What to expect

Our normal working hours are 7.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday and limited low impact work on Saturdays.

Sections of the shared path within the Laurimar Creek Reserve may be closed to pedestrians and cyclists from time to time.

We don’t expect there’ll be any interruption to your services during these works.

Photo of existing pump station
Existing pump station near Painted Hills Road, Doreen 
Deep pit excavated
New wet well pit being excavated
wet well
form work
Start of form work
Wet well being constructed
Form work and concrete well complete 
wet well backfilled
Wet well backfilled
Drill rig
Drill rig for pipe work
Compound at Braford Dive
Drilling compound at Braford Drive


Contact us

For more information, contact Project Manager, Leigh Giddins on 9872 2682 or email [email protected]

Latest project update

Download Project Update - July 2022

Download Project Update - March 2022


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