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Major waterworks improvement announced for Carlton

A water main renewal project due to begin mid-year with completion mid-2020 will assure local residents and businesses of a reliable supply of water for decades to come.


The M205 Carlton Water Main Renewal Project is the latest major work undertaken by City West Water. Costing $10M, a new water pipeline will be dug along most of the length of Canning Street (pictured above).

The current water pipe runs under Nicholson Street and was constructed in 1878. Increased traffic density and future tram stop upgrades on Nicholson necessitate the relocation of the pipeline, which is critical to water supply across Carlton, Carlton North and Melbourne CBD.

Understanding that there will be construction impacts, City West Water is collaborating early with stakeholder groups, including residents and cyclists, to ensure strategies are put in place to minimise impacts. The needs of local residents, customers and the broader community have been prioritised. Changes to road conditions will include temporary road closures, detours, specific signage and reduction of on-street parking. Traffic controllers will be onsite to help road users and pedestrians navigate the area safely.

In a Customer First approach, City West Water put a focus on community engagement during the tender process. This challenged the construction industry to better integrate community engagement plans from the outset of the project.

City West Water can announce Jaydo Construction as partner for the M205 Carlton Water Main Renewal Project. Jaydo is planning a broad range of community engagement activities designed to enhance project outcomes are planned during the life of the project to further benefit customers and community impacted by these works.

Maree Lang, City West Water’s General Manager Infrastructure and Delivery said, ‘It’s really great to be partnered with Jaydo Construction for the M205 Renewal Project. Tenderers were obliged to consider the scope and impact of community engagement from the very start.

‘Jaydo shared City West Water’s vision to put customers first. As we move in to the construction phase mid-2019, there will be a lot of activity to ensure the community are informed and engaged with the works.’