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Mobile water fountain applications open for local organisations
Local community and sporting organisations holding events and festivals in April, May or June this year are encouraged to apply for a free City West Water mobile water fountain to be installed at their event.
Lonsdale St Sewer Upgrade works reach Elizabeth Street
Works to install a new sewer pipeline on Lonsdale Street as part of the biggest upgrade to Melbourne CBD’s sewer network in more than 120 years has now progressed to Elizabeth St.
Accessibility Inclusion Plan highlights commitment to diverse and inclusive culture
City West Water has highlighted its ongoing commitment to making our workplace, products and services accessible for people with disability with the launch of our Accessibility Inclusion Plan today.
Water supplies secure but Melburnians encouraged to make every drop count to Target 155
Melbourne’s annual water outlook report has confirmed water storages are secure for the next 12 months, however Melburnians are being encouraged to make every drop count to reach the target of 155 litres per person per day.
Water projects nominated for Victorian excellence awards
We’re excited to be a finalist for four awards at the 2019 Victoria Water Awards, which promote outstanding work and celebrate excellence in Victoria’s water industry.
City West Water powers up support for Demand Response programs
City West Water has chosen to participate in programs that encourage energy users to voluntarily reduce their energy usage during times of extreme demand.
Ride to Work community event for Melburnians on two wheels
We like to keep residents and cyclists in the loop during works, so we hosted a Ride to Work Day breakfast this week working with our friends at Bicycle Network Victoria as part of our M205 Carlton Water Main Renewal Project. Our team were on site to provide updates on the M205 project, including information on the next bike detour route.
Greening the West wins Premier’s Sustainability Award
The Greening the West project has taken out top honours at the Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards for delivering an extensive program of urban greening across Melbourne’s west.
Media release: Lane reductions on Lonsdale Street for sewer construction works
Staged lane reductions will begin on Lonsdale Street from Monday 14 October to install a new sewer pipeline between Spencer and Elizabeth Streets, as part of the biggest upgrade to Melbourne CBD’s sewer network in more than 120 years.
Stormwater harvesting set to keep Balmoral Park green
City West Water is contributing $1 million to help deliver the Balmoral Park Stormwater Harvesting project in Derrimut.
News update: Amanda Smith awarded Victoria’s Top 50 Public Sector Women 2019
City West Water’s General Manager Strategy and Planning, Amanda Smith, has been recognised for her achievements as one of Victoria’s Top 50 Public Sector Women for 2019.
M205 Carlton Water Main Renewal Works Get Underway
Water mains will be upgraded in a major $13.4M renewal project to secure water supply for Carlton, North Carlton and the inner city.
M205 Community Projects
City West Water has committed to delivering value to our customers through a community project, or community projects that will enhance the liveability of the area.
Project update: M205 Community Reference Group
City West Water established a Community Reference Group (CRG) in Carlton/Carlton North as a way to share information with the community about construction impacts, answer questions on construction activities and provide an opportunity to input into community projects that will be delivered to the community at the completion of our works.
New Lonsdale Street sewer in the pipeline
A new 900m sewer will be constructed along Lonsdale Street, in a $21 million upgrade project to help secure wastewater services for people living and working in Melbourne’s CBD.
News update: burst water main in Victoria Street, Carlton
City West Water crews, together with VicRoads and City of Melbourne are continuing the complex job of repairing the water main, dealing with stormwater drains and reinstating the road surface.
Seeking Volunteers to Join Community Group
City West Water is calling for volunteers from the local community to submit expressions of interest to be part of a new Community Reference Group in Carlton.
Fire fighters control pierced gas main in Fitzroy North
MEDIA STATEMENT - A contractor working on behalf of City West Water hit a gas main on the corner of Nicholson Street and Park Street in North Fitzroy this morning.
Woodlands Park ponds to be reconverted to wetland
In partnership with City West Water and Melbourne Water, Moonee Valley City Council is restoring the existing ponds in Woodlands Park in Essendon to native wetland.
City West Water supports the West’s young female scientists of the future
Budding young female scientists have put their hi-vis vests, safety glasses and hard hats on to tour Altona Treatment Plant, in a bid to showcase future employment opportunities available to public school students in Melbourne’s West.
City West Water signs innovative water sector deal
City West Water will join 12 other leading Victorian water corporations in a new energy partnership that will help to minimise greenhouse gas emissions, reduce operating costs and help put downward pressure on water bills for customers.
Splashing good school holiday fun at Melbourne Museum
Parents will be able to teach their kids about the importance of saving water when they visit the ‘Shower Superstars’ activity hub at Melbourne Museum these school holidays.
Desalination Water to Protect Supply after Dry Summer
The Victorian Government has announced it will order 125 billion litres of water for the 2019/20 financial year from the Victorian Desalination Plant.
Appointments to the Boards of Victoria’s Water Corporations and Catchment Management Authorities
Have you considered being on a Victorian water or catchment board?
Celebrating an outstanding woman in STEM
Dawt Hnem Sung Sarum (Nunu) is the first recipient of Victoria University and City West Water’s Celebrating Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Scholarship.
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.
New Customer Charter launched
From January 2019, new City West Water customers will receive a special insert with their first water bill: a summary of the Customer Charter 2018-2023. It’s an important guide to the level of service customers can expect from City West Water.
Board Appointments - Get Involved
Apply to strengthen Victoria’s Water Future
Staff donate to Footscray St Vinnies Soup Van
This time of year is about giving and helping those in need, and City West Water is supporting our community in a number of ways.
Spencer Street Sewer Upgrade complete
The major $20.8 million infrastructure project to build an additional sewer along Spencer Street is now complete.
The Melbourne Sewerage Strategy
New strategy to underpin future of Melbourne’s sewerage system.
Water supplies secure but Victorians encouraged to hit Target 155
Water supplies for greater Melbourne are secure for the coming 12 months according to the ‘Water Outlook’ for 2019 released today.
Media Release: Outages Map Live!
A new interactive map on the City West Water website shows customers reported Faults and Outages as well as areas where service has been recently restored.
Media Release: Walking together against family violence
City West Water is proud to be a sponsor of Walk Against Family Violence.
Media Release: World Toilet Day 2018
Fran Duiker to raise awareness about the work of WaterAid Australia both in the community and at a corporate level in the public and private sectors.
Media Release: Recognising First Nation Water Values
Melbourne’s water businesses have joined forces to support participation of First Nation peoples with the Melbourne water industry.
Media Release: Greening the West, 'an exemplary initiative'
Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) President, Laura Murray, has awarded Greening the West the President’s Award at the 2018 Planning Institute Awards (VIC) held on Friday.
The State election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018.
Media Release: Historic collaboration to transform Moonee Ponds Creek
Fifteen organisations have come together to sign the ‘Chain of Ponds Collaboration’, an historic new agreement that will help transform Moonee Ponds Creek.
Media Release: Celebrating the one millionth tree for Melbourne's West
An ambitious plan to green the western suburbs of Melbourne by planting 1 million trees has come full circle.
Media Release: City West Water women in the winner's circle
City West Water is proud to announce that three female leaders have been honoured as being part of the Top 50 Davidson Public Sector Women in Victoria for 2018.
Media Release: Go with the flow in city centre
A lane currently closed to traffic along Spencer Street at Flinders Lane will reopen from Wednesday August 9 as part of the next stage of the $24 million Spencer Street Sewer Upgrade.
Media Release: Calling the next generation of water engineers
The Melbourne Metropolitan Water Industry is welcoming the next generation of Graduate Engineers, with entries now open for the 2019 cross-sector Graduate Program.
Cadetship to provide water industry experience
City West Water and Programmed Facility Management have announced a joint 12 week cadetship for school leavers who want to experience water industry operations in a practical, hands-on manner.
Media Release: City West Water customers retain lowest average residential water bills
City West Water (CWW) will retain the lowest average household water bills for a metropolitan city in Australia following the Essential Services Commission (ESC) announcement on water and sewerage pricing over the next five years.
Major traffic changes to Spencer Street
As the Spencer Street tunnel borer wraps up its 600m-long journey beneath the road, road closures will be in place for motorists heading southbound along Spencer Street between Collins and Flinders Streets.
Upper Stony Creek Transformation
Work is about to begin to transform Upper Stony Creek in Sunshine North from a concrete drain into a natural, revegetated creek with vibrant community space and walking paths.
Celebrating 10 years of 'Day at the Zoo'
City West Water in partnership with the Victorian Multicultural Commission will be celebrating 10 years of collaboration today with a wide range of government agencies to deliver the ‘Day at the Zoo’ multicultural event.
Pricing, service and support recognised in national reports
City West Water has been named as having the lowest prices in any Australian capital city for the 8th year running, continuing to deliver high quality water and sewerage services.
City West Water a trailblazer for supporting financial inclusion
City West Water has been recognised as one of 30 trailblazers in establishing a Financial Inclusion Action Plan (FIAP).
Media Statement: 3AW conversation regarding the leak on Nicholson Street
Statement to be attributed to City West Water.
City West Water providing lowest price services for customers in Melbourne’s CBD and west
City West Water has again been named as having the lowest water bills in metropolitan Melbourne, and one of the cheapest in the state, in the Essential Services Commission’s latest Annual Performance Report of all water corporations in Victoria.
Boring Machine On Interesting Journey
One of City West Water’s sewer upgrades has reached a major milestone, with a Tunnel Boring Machine (TMB) currently working its way under Spencer Street in Melbourne’s CBD.
Crossley Street's 100-year-old water main to be upgraded
City West Water is upgrading a 100-year-old water main on the popular Melbourne CBD laneway, Crossley Street.
Face lift for one of Footscray's oldest mains
Water mains constructed in 1924, 1927 and 1978 along Hopkins Street will be upgraded in a major $188,000 renewal project by City West Water.
Water mains from 1889 to be upgraded in North Melbourne
Two major North Melbourne streets will have their 128-year-old water mains upgraded this summer, ensuring continuation of a constant reliable water supply for the community.
Emergency contacts for extreme weather this weekend
During this extreme weather event, it’s important to know who to contact when issues arise.
Let Choose Tap Choose You!
Applications are now open for our Choose Tap sponsorship program, where local schools, clubs and community organisations within City West Water’s service area can apply for Choose Tap drink bottles or a Choose Tap drinking water refill station.
Major Works to Begin on Spencer Street Sewer Upgrade to Support City's Growth
As part of City West Water’s program to ensure reliable essential services to Melbourne’s CBD, major works for the Spencer Street Sewer Upgrade are set to commence on 9 November 2017.
Launch of New Health and Safety Policy
To celebrate Health and Safety month, City West Water has recently published its new Health and Safety Policy and internal Annual Health and Safety Plan 2017-18 which reflects and builds upon the organisation’s aspiration to become an industry leader in safety culture.
City West Water Recognised for Supporting Exceptional Female Leadership
City West Water’s People and Capability General Manager, Louise Meadows, has been announced as one of the top 50 women in the Victorian Public Sector.
Contract Announced for Spencer Street Sewer Upgrade
City West Water has announced the contract for construction of the Spencer Street Sewer Upgrade.
Is Your Detergent a Top Performer?
City West Water, Yarra Valley Water, South East Water and Melbourne Water have partnered with CHOICE to run a study of Australia’s top performing laundry detergents.
Your Money, Your Say – Delivering The Services Our Customers Value
The Customer Outcomes Proposal is now available online for feedback and is one of the final steps in the 2018 Price Submission engagement process.
Trees for Schools Project Planted
Footscray North Primary School is going green with 50 trees being planted as part of the Trees for Schools project.
Footscray Bulldogs Add a Touch of Green for Greening the West
The Footscray Bulldogs will add a touch of green to their red, white and blue in Round 14, in a show of support for the ‘Greening the West’ initiative.
Launch Of Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan
City West Water has launched its Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2017-19 at the Koorie Heritage Trust Cultural Centre at Federation Square.
Media Release: Plans for Melbourne’s Future Water Management released
Want to see what Melbourne’s water future looks like?
New Water Main For Rushall Reserve
City West Water will be replacing 250m of an aging water main across Rushall Reserve, from Holden Street to Rushall Crescent, Fitzroy.
Media Release: Report water faults in under 30 seconds
City West Water has signed up to Snap Send Solve, a free app that enables users to report issues using their smart phone or tablet.
City West Water launches mobile responsive website
City West Water has launched its new, mobile responsive website, allowing customers to easily access information and services on the move, via their smart phone or tablet.
Celebrating Cultural Diversity Week with A Day at the Zoo
Over 1,000 people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds have joined City West Water for the annual Day at the Zoo event.
Media Release: City West Water sets diversity and inclusiveness in sights
Western Bulldogs AFLW player Lauren Spark helped City West Water launch its new Diversity and Inclusion Strategy today which will see the organisation develop a more diverse workplace that better reflects the community it serves.