Alphington Sewer Replacement Project
Melbourne Water is replacing a century-old sewer main in Alphington and Kew that is in poor condition and no longer keeping up with demand being generated in the inner-north.
The new main will service the area for the next 100 years and reduce the risk of maintenance issues such as blockages, which can be costly and disruptive to the community.
It will also help to protect the environment by reducing the likelihood of sewage spills during extreme wet weather.
Preparation for the project required the lopping or removal of trees and vegetation across several suburbs affected by the works. Where possible, new trees will be planted at the end of the works as part of remedial landscaping.
Please note, this is a Melbourne Water project.
What's happening and when?
Construction of the new sewer is expected to start in the second half of 2014 and will take approximately 18 months to complete.
Constructing the new sewer will involve trenching, tree removals and tunnelling under roads, some homes, Amcor, Latrobe Golf Course car park and occupying pockets of local parks and open space, including Coate Park and the southern part of Alphington Park.
Residents living near these locations were first advised of the project by Melbourne Water in late 2012.
What is Council's role in the project?
As the local authority for the area where much of the project is centred, Council considered and approved planning permit applications associated with the works.
For updates on this project's progress and more detailed information, please visit Melbourne Water's website.
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