Wollert Recycled Water Project
We are constructing new recycled water pipes in Wollert to ensure future residential developments in Epping North, Wollert, Mernda and South Morang can receive a reliable supply of recycled water.
The new recycled water pipe is being constructed within the nature strip, under footpaths, and within the service lane along the north side of Harvest Home Road (between Edenvale Boulevard and Epping Road), as well as within the service lane (between Redrock Road and Silverstone Circuit).
Construction started from the Edenvale Boulevard end in early June 2017, and is scheduled to be completed in early 2018, subject to good weather and ground conditions.
Works will stop over the Christmas holiday period, and will resume on 22 January 2018.
Our contractor, Kaycee Excavations, has already constructed more than half of the new pipe. The remaining sections of work are along Harvest Home Road:
- Between Champions Parade and Epping Road (currently in progress)
- Between Redrock Road and Silverstone Circuit
- From Edenvale Boulevard towards Whitelight Avenue.
We expect works to be completed in early 2018.
To provide enough space for our contractor to perform these works, 13 trees in Phoenix Circuit had to be removed. We will plant new trees in the area once the overall project works are completed.
These works will not affect water, recycled water and sewerage services in the area.
Despite best efforts to minimise the impacts of these works on the local community, nearby residents will at times notice construction noise, dust, and minor traffic disruptions.
Driveway access will be maintained at all times, and a Council-approved traffic management plan will be in effect to ensure workers, pedestrians and motorists are safe.
The area where our pipe is being constructed was selected because it involves removing the fewest trees, and avoids underground services (such as water pipes, gas mains, and telecommunications cables).
Some bushes will need to be removed to complete our works, and we’ve gained the necessary approvals to do so. When we’ve finished constructing the new pipe, we’ll plant new bushes and reinstate any areas damaged by our works.