Major sewerage projects underway

Media release issued Tuesday 28 June 2011


Two major sewer upgrades worth a combined $2.3 million are underway in Belmont and North Geelong.

A new sewer pipeline is being installed in Matilda Court, Francis Street and Cornish Avenue, Belmont.

The pipeline will provide additional capacity to meet future growth and improve services to existing residents.

The $1.8 million project involves digging deep pits, lowering a boring machine into them and drilling a tunnel. Lengths of pipe are then lowered into the pit and pushed through the bored sections.

Once completed, the new pipeline will be connected to the existing sewerage system. The project is expected to be finished in October.

Meanwhile, work is progressing on a new $500,000 sewer pipeline in North Geelong.

The pipeline, between Thompson Road and Weddell Road, is a duplication of an existing sewer main and will provide increased capacity for the northern suburbs.

Work within the former Geelong golf course and nearby public reserve has been completed and construction is now underway across Weddell Road.

During the Weddell Road crossing, one traffic lane will be closed between Coxon Parade and Patterson Avenue. Detours will be in place.

This section is expected to be completed in early July.

The projects are being delivered by the Barwon Water Alliance, which combines the skills and experience of Barwon Water, construction company John Holland and design and engineering specialists GHD.