Sewer works in your area from March 2024
You might not notice a lot of the work we do because most of it is beneath your feet. Every day, we’re maintaining and upgrading the pipes and pumps that keep the sewage network flowing.
With some upcoming works in Carlisle Street, St Kilda between Chapel Street and Havelock Street, you might see us or our delivery partner, BecaHunterH20 Fulton Hogan Interflow Joint Venture (BHFI) around. Here’s what to expect while we get the job done.
Where we will be working
What you might hear and see
Frequently Asked Questions
Our infrastructure program involves replacing, maintaining and upgrading the existing water and sewerage infrastructure above and below the ground, so you can always rely on us when you need a drink, a bath, to wash the clothes or dishes and every time you flush or send water down the drain.
We need to upgrade the sewer on Carlisle Street, St Kilda to increase the capacity of the sewer network to cater for population growth in the area and future proof the sewerage system.
The population in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs is growing, placing pressure on the current sewerage system. These works will upgrade the capacity of the existing sewer, so that future growth can be met.
The works will:
• Improve service reliability into the future.
• Future proof the sewer network.
• Reduce ongoing maintenance and repair costs.
Construction will start at Chapel Street in mid November 2023 and progress along to Carlisle Street towards Havelock Street in stages (refer to map above).
We will be rellinging the sewer pipes along Carlisle Street, St Kilda between Chapel Street and Havelock Street. This involves accessing the sewer from manholes located along Carlisle Street and the surrounding streets including Chapel Street, St Kilda Road and Barkly Street.
We'll renew the sewer pipeline in sections of approximately 100 metres at a time. The works zones will involve some road closures and include temporary fencing and water barriers to ensure the safety of nearby residents and the local community.
Due to permit requirements, construction hours will be Sunday to Thursday between 7pm and 6am. On the odd occasion, we might need to work at other times for safety, technical or permit reasons.
Construction will start in mid November and take approximately 11 weeks to complete (depending on the weather). We'll take a break over the busy summer period and pack up the site between late December 2023 and we'll return in early April 2023 to complete the remainder of the works.
The project will be completed in stages starting at Chapel Street (please refer to map overleaf) moving towards Havelock Street. If works progress well, we may start and finish some stages earlier than anticipated. We'll keep affected residents updated.
South East Water and their appointed deliver partner BHFI will keep you informed about the project and construction in your area. We'll also keep this webpage up to date.
During construction we may need to block your driveway access. If this is necessary, we will notify you in person and where possible, provide at least 24 hours' notice so that alternative parking arrangements can be made.
To safely undertake these works, traffic conditions may change so please take care when travelling around the construction sites.
During the works BHFI will have a fully portable temporary site compound. This means materials and equipment will be kept offsite when the project demobilises at the end of each shift.
The construction methods chosen are not likely to cause high levels of dust and vibration. The project team will carry out regular site area inspections during high volumes of work to monitor for the safety and comfort of local residents and the community. There will be periods of noise from machinery and drilling rigs. The crew will try to keep noisier works to earlier in the shift where possible.
If you require property access due to a medical condition, please contact the BHFI Project Manager Buntha Chhuon immediately on 0429 077 031 or email@example.com.
No. If you experience any disruption to your water or sewerage services please call our 24/7 Faults and Emergencies team on 13 28 12.
There is no cost to the property owner for these works.
When we’ve finished the job, we’ll leave things how we found them and make sure we return any areas we’ve impacted as close as possible to their original condition.
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