Current works affecting footpaths, roads or drains

Raleigh Road and Maribyrnong Road tram track and overhead renewals

From 17 to 20 November 2018, Public Transport Victoria (PTV) in partnership with Yarra Trams are renewing overhead power lines at the Maribyrnong and Union roads intersection in Ascot Vale and maintaining the tracks on Raleigh Road between Rosamond Road and Van Ness Avenue, Maribyrnong. 

Buses will replace trams on Route 82 and 57 to help passengers get to their destinations. For more details closer to the time including bus replacement routes, please visit the Yarra Trams website

Download the map and information (pdf, 1.2MB).

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 July 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.

Canning Tea Gardens Reserve - informal path/track closure

While the sewer bypass pipework is being set up in September and October 2018, the informal path in Canning Tea Gardens Reserve behind Glenside and Riverview Streets will be temporarily unavailable to ensure public safety. Path users will be directed to use the Maribyrnong River Trail shared path during the track closure. 

Stage 1

The first section of the sewer to be upgraded will be from Canning Reserve near the sports oval (off Canning Street) in Avondale Heights, through to Steele Creek Reserve in Essendon West.

In early August 2018, the temporary above-ground sewer bypass pipeline and pumping equipment will begin to be installed from Canning Reserve through to Steele Creek Reserve next to the Maribyrnong River Trail. Once these have been installed, we will then commence works on the sewer. Crews will be working in a number of different areas at once and will not be at any given location for the entire stage of the works, or for the duration of the project.

The first section of works is estimated to be completed in December 2018 (subject to weather conditions).

Melbourne Water has appointed CPB and Black & Veatch Joint Venture (CPB-BV JV) as their construction partner to deliver the project on behalf of Melbourne Water.

What to expect during construction

Residents, businesses and visitors will notice: 

  • site offices, compounds and storage areas in the area – these will remain in place until the project is complete in 2020
  • noise and vibration from trucks and other vehicles, machinery, reversing beepers and generators to power pumps and other equipment
  • odour when manholes are opened and the sewer is being cleaned
  • trucks and other construction vehicle movements in the area
  • changes to traffic conditions while we work in local streets – traffic management plans will be in place to manage traffic flow and to ensure motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are able to safel navigate around our work areas
  • reduced access to the Maribyrnong River Trail in some locations, with temporary diversions in place for cyclists and pedestrians around construction areas.

Impacts or interruptions to water or sewerage services is not anticipated during the 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: Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 4:45 AM