Yarra Valley Water (YVW) has completed a $34 million project to upgrade the sewer network to support Melbourne’s fast-growing northern suburbs.
YVW has successfully delivered the Doreen to Diamond Creek Sewerage Project after two years of construction.
The project involved the creation of a new 10 km section pipe and 17 new sewer maintenance holes under parkland and road reserves in the Doreen, Yarrambat and Diamond Creek areas.
The new sewerage infrastructure will service properties in the rapidly expanding Mernda and Doreen areas, delivering greater system reliability to cater for population growth.
The project will also reduce the likelihood of sewerage spills during heavy rain events, according to YVW general manager Chris Brace.
“We’ve worked with our delivery partners, MFJ Constructions and Jaydo, to deliver the project, which is among the top 10 projects we’ve committed to complete for our customers.”
Works included the building of underground sewer pipe, upgrading or replacing parts of the existing sewer.
Trenchless drilling technology was used to reduce excavation, protect vegetation, and minimise disruption with special care taken to avoid disruption of areas of cultural sensitivity.
Brace thanked contractors MFJ Constructions and Jaydo, and design partner Jacobs for their tireless effort during the project.
“Our design partners Jacobs also salvaged almost 400 artefacts and we worked in partnership with the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Cultural Heritage Corporation to sensitively repatriate them,” Brace said.
For more information visit the Yarra Valley Water website.