M205 Carlton Water Main Renewal Project
The M205 Carlton Water Main Renewal Project is an essential upgrade to ensure safe and secure water supply.
The M205 Carlton Water Main Renewal Project is an essential upgrade to ensure safe and secure water supply for Carlton, Carlton North and the inner city for years to come. The project includes installing 2.3km of new pipe along Canning Street, between Faraday Street and Park Street. Construction works are scheduled to begin in June 2019 and anticipated to complete in mid-2020.
What work are we undertaking?
City West Water (CWW) is replacing a 2.3km section of water main pipe that provides water to Carlton, Carlton North and the Inner City. The current pipe runs under Nicholson Street and is almost 140 years old and needs to be replaced. The new main will be relocated to Canning Street with a pipe almost double in size to meet future capacity needs as our city grows.
The project will be completed in sections, starting at the Faraday Street end, heading north. The new pipe will be installed by digging an open-cut trench along the alignment, while tunnelling under the key intersections at Elgin Street and Alexandra Parade. The existing water main in Nicholson Street will be decommissioned at the end of the project.
City West Water is working with Jaydo as its construction partner to deliver the M205 Renewal Project.
What to expect
Work hours will include construction work on Monday to Friday between 7am and 6pm. If weekend or night works are required you will receive advance notification.
Impacts during the project are expected to include temporary road closures, temporary reduction of on-street parking, changes to private property access, noise, dust and vibration from construction activity.
To minimise impacts, work will be carried out in sections and each area reinstated when works move on to the next section. We do not expect any interruption to your water or sewer service as part of these works.
Safety is a key priority. During construction, the work site will be fenced off with temporary fencing. Traffic controllers will be onsite to help road users and pedestrians navigate the area safely. Bicycle detours will also be in place.
We will work closely with Yarra City Council, Melbourne City Council, Bicycle Network Victoria, residents, traders and other key user groups to identify and manage impacts.
We will provide you with regular updates and advanced notice prior to road and property access changes.
Why does this project need to be completed?
The M205 Carlton Water Main Renewal Project will ensure we continue to provide a safe and secure water supply to residential, commercial and industrial customers in Carlton, Carlton North and the inner city well into the future.
The existing water main located under Nicholson Street, was constructed over 140 years ago and is nearing the end of its operational life. The new pipe will be almost double the size to ensure we can meet future demand for our growing city.
The main is being relocated from Nicholson Street to Canning Street due to the competing demands for space in Nicholson Street, including impacts to traffic and public transport. Moving the water main to Canning Street will ensure efficient access to maintain the pipe into the future.