Current works affecting footpaths, roads or drains

Upcoming works along Kent Street, Ascot Vale for bicycle facilities improvement works

Works are due to start on Tuesday, 24 April 2018 and anticipated to be complete by July 2018. Road and traffic management during these works to be confirmed soon. A letter has been sent to nearby residents.

One lane of Kent Street will remain open at all times during the works, with traffic controllers providing access for vehicles in both directions.

What are these work for?

This upgrade to the Kent Street and Queens Avenue intersection will make it safer for people walking or cycling to and from Pin Oak Crescent, Kent Street and Queens Avenue. There will be no change for access by car, but the central median on Kent Street will be modified to allow bike riders to turn right into Pin Oak Crescent and Queens Avenue. Various pram crossings will also be upgraded.

These works include re-asphalting, removing existing pavement and kerb and constructing a new concrete footpath, adjustment of pits levels, installing signs, planting, line marking and green coloured surface treatment works.

These initiatives form part of the Craigieburn Rail Corridor – a project that aims to develop a local route for pedestrians and cyclists that runs adjacent to the Craigieburn rail line between Essendon and Newmarket Stations. We are aiming to encourage new people to ride a bike and walk by providing a convenient and safe option for those who do not feel comfortable travelling on busy streets.

If you require more information, please contact our Contracts Supervisor on 0413 835 148.

Drainage improvement works - Moonee Ponds Creek

We are undertaking drainage improvement works in the area to alleviate flooding issues.

Works are programmed to start on Monday 15 January 2018 and be completed by 22 May 2018, weather permitting. The works will commence with the laying of a new drain near Moonee Ponds Creek, through 246 Pascoe Vale Road and continue into Brewster Street.

Cyclist/pedestrian detours:

  • Northbound users will exit onto Wiseman Court then Fitzgerald Road, right at Garden Street, right onto Pascoe Vale Road, right onto Moreland Road and enter the shared path.
  • Southbound users will exit onto Moreland Road, turn left onto Pascoe Vale Road, left onto Garden Street, left onto Fitzgerald Road continue on Wiseman Court and enter the shared path


If you require further information regarding these works, please contact our Contracts Engineer on 9243 1617. At all stages of the works we will endeavour to minimise disruption to residents and maintain vehicular access as far as practicable.

We apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused by these works.

Maribyrnong River Main – Sewer Upgrade Project

Melbourne Water is upgrading the Maribyrnong River Main Sewer (MRM) over the next two years. Urgent repairs were completed on small sections of the sewer around Avondale Heights between November 2017 and early April 2018.

Rehabilitation works on a section of the sewer in Canning Reserve near the sports oval and Tea Gardens Reserve in Avondale Heights will start in June 2018.

Works will include:

  • establishing site offices and facilities in the area to remain in place until the project is complete in 2020;
  • installing a temporary above-ground sewer bypass pipeline to allow local sewerage services to continue operating at all times;
  • cleaning and relining the sewer by accessing existing manholes;
  • rehabilitating ageing and damaged manholes.

There will be no interruptions to sewerage or water service as a result of these works.

Works will take place between the hours of 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and 7am to 6pm some Saturdays, when required. Residents and businesses will be advised by Melbourne Water in advance if works are necessary outside of these hours.

For more information, contact Melbourne Water on 1800 027 517 or read more on the Melbourne Water website.

Last updated: Thursday, 21 June 2018, 4:56 AM