Updated: Water main works for Fitzroy streets

7 January 2014
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Water main works will begin in Fitzroy next week, with works planned for Alexandra Parade and Brunswick Street in the first half of 2014.

The project involves renewing water supply mains on both sides of Brunswick Street between Alexandra Parade and Johnston Street.

The water mains are well over 100 years old and must be renewed to ensure continued water supply and quality of service in the area.

The following map shows the planned stages of works, with the approximate timeframes.

 Brunswick Street map

Stage 1 – Alexandra Parade/Brunswick Street intersection

Works at the intersection will be undertaken at night, mainly during school holidays, to minimise the traffic impact on Alexandra Parade. Works are planned to start the week of 13 January 2014 and take about three weeks.

Stage 2 – Brunswick Street from Alexandra Parade to Johnston Street (northbound parking lane)

Works will mainly be undertaken during the day from Mondays to Fridays, scheduled to start the week of 10 February 2014. Works will be completed in blocks, starting at Alexandra Parade and working up to Johnston Street.

Stage 3 – Brunswick Street from Johnston Street to Alexandra Parade (southbound parking/clearway lane)

Works will start following Stage 2 above, and will be undertaken in blocks starting at Johnston Street and working down to Alexandra Parade. Works will mainly be on week days.

All up, the project should take about four-five months to complete.

Customers in the area may experience short interruptions to water supply, which will be notified in advance.

A smaller water main renewal will also be undertaken in the footpath along the westbound side of Alexandra Parade from Brunswick to Nicholson Streets during the day in January. Local customers will be notified beforehand.

For more information about the works, contact Project Manager Mahmoud Al-Madhoun on ph (03) 9313 8422.


Average Water Use
133 litres
per person per day