Carlton North Sewer Replacement Project

Melbourne Water is renewing a 1.35 kilometre section of the Carlton main sewer between Pigdon and Princes streets in North Carlton.

The sewer is 114 years old and at risk of collapsing.

A new 510 metre section of the sewer is being constructed along Pigdon and Scotchmer streets, between Amess Street in Carlton North and Rae Street in Fitzroy North.  

The main sewer transfers sewage from Carlton, Brunswick and the southern areas of Coburg to the Western Treatment Plant at Werribee.

This is a major project, expected to be complete in early 2016.

This is not a Council project, however Council is working closely with Melbourne Water and residents and businesses to limit the impact on the local community.

Council is encouraging shoppers to support businesses in the area, which are still open during the works.

Carlton Sewer Works Map

Works at the intersection of Pigdon and Amess streets, North Carlton

The intersection of Pigdon and Amess streets in North Carlton will be temporarily closed to traffic from Monday 5 October until March 2016.

Detours will be in place for traffic; however access will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists.

No car parking bays on Pigdon and Amess Streets will be closed whilst the work is being undertaken.

Melbourne Water has notified residents and businesses in the immediate and wider area about the works.

Council is working closely with Melbourne Water to ensure that they minimise the impact on local residents and businesses as much as possible.

For further information about the project, visit the Melbourne Water website or call Melbourne Water on 1800 771 747.


Works at Scotchmer Street, North Fitzroy

A construction site was established at the intersection of Scotchmer and Rae streets on 6 October 2014.

At this site, Melbourne Water is excavating a six-metre diameter shaft to a depth of 25 metres.

Excavation work is expected to be completed in May 2015. In May 2015, a tunnel boring machine will be launched from Scotchmer Street to connect the new sewer into the existing sewer.

Tunneling work is expected to be completed by early 2016. 

Scotchmer Street at Rae Street is closed to traffic for the duration of the works.

Traffic diversions are in place.

For more information about this part of the project, visit the Melbourne Water website.

Works at Station Street, North Carlton

Works in Station Street commenced in early 2015.

At this site, Melbourne Water will excavate a six-metre diameter shaft to a depth of 20 metres.

The shaft will enable the connection into the existing sewer and the relining of the Carlton main sewer between Princes Street and Pigdon Street.

Excavation work started in January and will take approximately six months.

Station Street will be closed where it meets Princes Street from Monday 5 January 2015 until early 2016.

Detours for traffic and cyclists will be in place.

For more information about this part of the project, visit the Melbourne Water website.

For further information about the project, visit the Melbourne Water website or call Melbourne Water on 1800 771 747.

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