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City West Water

Arden Street Water Main Renewal Project

We are replacing the 128 year old water main in Arden Street, North Melbourne.

The section of main to be replaced is 860 metres long, with works beginning at the intersection of Dryburgh and Arden, and continuing down Lloyd Street.

Preliminary works commenced on 10 January 2018 and the project will be completed by April 2018.

Project Works Map

Why is this upgrade needed?

The current line was installed in 1889, and is nearing the end of its design life. This replacement pipe will ensure our customers continue to receive clean drinking water and meet the growing needs of the community.
The area is expected to house 25,000 new residents in 12,500 new dwellings and provide employment for 43,500 people across industrial, retail and commercial sectors. The Melbourne Metro Rail Authority is also constructing a new station at Arden Street.

Will pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles be able to continue to use Arden Street during construction?

Yes. While there will be temporary disruptions in the local area while the pipeline is installed, traffic management will be in place to assist people moving through the area. The construction team will lay the pipe in small sections at a time, to minimise the extent of disruptions.

Will our water service be interrupted during these works?

It is not expected that any service interruptions will occur, however should we need to interrupt your service, we will contact you in advance.

How to stay informed about the project

Stay up-to-date by following us on Twitter @citywestwater and Facebook @cwwater.

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