985 Plenty Road Sewerage Project
Yarra Valley Water is constructing 650m of sewerage infrastructure to support the growth of communities in South Morang.
The new sewer will collect, and transfer sewage flows from future residential developments between 955 to 985 Plenty Road, bounded by Plenty Road to the east and the Morang rail corridor to the west.
Stage 1 is within the future development area along Plenty Road. This sewer will discharge into the Metropolitan gravity sewer system.
Stage 2 will consist of the new pipe being constructed along Vincent Drive between Songbird Crescent and the rail reserve.
Construction will occur along the nature strip of Vincent Drive. Our pipe alignment will pass through Council and developer-owned land.
The construction of the sewer will include a combination of open cut excavation and trenchless construction methods. The project involves:
- Approximately 650m of sewer.
- Constructing new sewer maintenance structures.
We will work with the contractor to minimise the impact of these important works on the community. During the construction period, impacts may include:
- Construction noise such as truck engines, machinery, excavation and associated construction activities.
- Vibration is expected to be minimal but may be noticed in close proximity to the excavation and the shaft sites. We will be monitoring vibration levels.
- Dust may result from our excavation activities during dry weather however, we will be managing this in accordance with Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria guidelines through the use of water trucks and reduced speed limits.
- Vehicle traffic will be increased due to the number of trucks in the area, and a traffic management plan will be in effect throughout the works.
January 2020 Update
Stage 1 – Completed
The first portion of the project which included works east of the railway line, across the rail and connecting into a manhole on Vincent drive has been completed.
Construction of the sewer along Vincent drive, within the northern nature strip is anticipated to commence early 2020.
More details about the works will be provided closer to the start date.
October 2019 Update
- Construction commenced on Monday 9th September 2019
- Estimated completion: November 2019
- Construction will commence November 2019