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Trenchless works on Painted Hill sewer upgrade

JAYDO excavator

Yarra Valley Water has appointed JAYDO Construction as its project partners, beginning work onsite on the sewer upgrade in July 2021. 

JAYDO Construction has mobilised and commenced works at the Painted Hills Sewage Pump Station and Rising Main Project for Yarra Valley Water. 

This project involves constructing a new underground pump station near the intersection of Painted Hills Road and Kyarra Drive, Doreen. 

Painted Hill sewer upgrade map

It requires 1 km of 500 OD HDPE pipeline from the pump station to the Overland Drive roundabout, under Laurimar Creek to Bradford Drive, where it will connect to the existing sewer network. 

Once these works have been completed, then the existing sewer pump station and pipeline will be decommissioned. 

In the top image, 49 t excavator breaking rock in the 13 m deep wet well shaft next to the Laurimar Creek wetlands.

The sewer upgrade is expected to take 12 months to complete, with estimated completion in July 2022. 

JAYDO Construction was previously contracted by Yarra Valley Water along to perform trenchless and micro-tunnel boring works on the Lockerbie Main Sewer Project. 

For more information visit the Yarra Valley Water website. 

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