Project goal:

To construct a new water pipeline to improve the reliability of water supply for the Goldfields and Agricultural Water Scheme (GAWS).

Status:

In construction.

Delivery date:

February 2024 - December 2024

What's happening?

We are constructing a new and larger 2.4-kilometre water pipeline that supplies water for the Goldfields and Agricultural Water Scheme (GAWS) and around 24,000 customers in the Greenmount water zone. GAWS is our largest scheme, covering the area from Mundaring Weir in the Perth hills to Kalgoorlie. This upgrade is to improve the reliability of water supply.

A small section of the existing pipeline will be removed within the Helena Valley Lifestyle Village to enable them to connect their community and build over the pipeline path. Once the larger pipeline is in place, the rest of the existing pipeline will continue to be utilised within the water network.

Where is this happening?

The work will be taking place from Talbot Road in Hazelmere, along Helena Valley Road to the Scott Street intersection in Helena Valley. 

Map of new water pipeline in Hazelmere and Helena Valley

Why is this work taking place?

The construction of the new pipeline is to improve the reliability of water supply for the Goldfields and Agricultural Water Scheme (GAWS).

When is this happening?

Construction of the pipeline is scheduled to begin in early February 2024. Our approved contractor Georgiou will be in the area from mid January preparing for construction.

Once construction of the new pipeline is complete and the pipe is in use, we can then remove a section of the old pipeline that runs through the Helena Valley Lifestyle Village. We expect the project to take approximately ten months to complete.

How will this impact the community?

Traffic Management - We are working with the City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring as to how the work will impact traffic. There is an approved traffic management plan in place until the completion of the project in approximately October 2024. Whilst we will minimise any inconvenience as much as possible, delays can be expected along Helena Valley Road. 

From mid March 2024 traffic will only be able to travel eastbound on Helena Valley Road from Lomandra Road and Goldsbrough Entrance to Scott Street. Helena Valley Road will be closed to all westbound traffic in this area.

Local traffic will be able to enter Helena Valley Lifestyle Village, and properties along Helena Valley Road in the eastbound direction only.

Helena Valley Road from Goldsbrough Entrance/Lomandra Road roundabout to Midland Road will be open and operational during the work.

Ridge Hill Road, Midland Road, Military Road, Clayton Street and Katherine Street will all be open both directions for the duration of the work.
The map below shows the westbound detours road users can take during construction. 

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We are working with Main Roads in relation to the Scott Street Bridge on reopening date with the advice this will be completed by early March 2024. For more information please see Main Roads webpage.

Bus routes - Route 307 will not operate on Helena Valley Road between Lomandra Road and Ridge Hill Road.
The following bus stops will not be in use: 28582 (Helena Valley Road before Goldsbrough Entrance), 28581 (Helena Valley Road after Lomandra Road), 24992 (Helena Valley Road after Scott Street) and 27821 (Helena Valley Road before Scott Street).
The nearest alternative stops will be: 27250 (Helena Valley Road before Lomandra Road) and 27794 (Helena Valley Road after Goldsbrough Entrance)

For more information please see Transperth website

Footpath access - For safety, construction areas will be fenced, however some footpaths may be impacted. Traffic management will be in place to maintain pedestrian access.

Driveway access - Access to driveways will be maintained at all times. Our contractor will work with you in advance if there is any impact.

Local shopping centres and services - Access to the shopping centre on Torquata Blvd and Scott Street in Helena Valley will be open, we encourage the community to support these local businesses during construction.

Environment - There is an approved easement that runs through the Bushmead Conservation area, Helena Valley Lifestyle Village and Helena Valley Road. This allows us to construct the pipeline within this area, Clearing and trimming will be taking places within the approved area and care will be taken to minimise impacts to the trees and other flora during construction. 


Reinstatement

We follow a thorough reinstatement process to ensure all impacted areas are replaced like for like, where practically possible. We will also work closely with the City of Swan, Shire of Mundaring and residents to ensure all reinstatements are carried out to an acceptable standard.

February 2024

Work has begun to construct a new 2.4km water pipeline in Helena Valley and Hazelmere.

Traffic Management - There is an approved traffic management plan in place until the completion of the project in approximately October 2024. Whilst we will minimise any inconvenience as much as possible, delays can be expected along Helena Valley Road.

From mid March 2024 traffic will only be able to travel eastbound on Helena Valley Road from Lomandra Road and Goldsbrough Entrance to Scott Street. Helena Valley Road will be closed to all westbound traffic in this area.

Local traffic will be able to enter Helena Valley Lifestyle Village, and properties along Helena Valley Road in the eastbound direction only.

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Transperth - Route 307 will not operate on Helena Valley Road between Lomandra Road and Ridge Hill Road.
The following bus stops will not be in use: 28582 (Helena Valley Road before Goldsbrough Entrance), 28581 (Helena Valley Road after Lomandra Road), 24992 (Helena Valley Road after Scott Street) and 27821 (Helena Valley Road before Scott Street).
The nearest alternative stops will be: 27250 (Helena Valley Road before Lomandra Road) and 27794 (Helena Valley Road after Goldsbrough Entrance)

For more information please see Transperth website

Information has been shared with local schools to share with private routes please contact them or Water Corporations Community Engagement Advisor for more information. 

We have notified emergency services including local Police, Hospitals, DFES and Shire of Mundaring to ensure emergency vehicles are aware of the work. The emergency management plans allows one lane of Helena Valley Road to be open at all times. And we’ll continue to work with emergency services with any changes or should an emergency arise.

Everyone in the community is highly encouraged to make their own bushfire management plan taking in the change in road circumstances. For more information on how to make a plan DFES website is the best place to visit https://www.dfes.wa.gov.au/

Yes, access to the shopping centre on Torquata Blvd and Scott Street in Helena Valley will be open, we encourage the community to support these businesses during construction.

Yes, driveway access will be maintained throughout the project, any direct impacts to residents our contractor will work with you in advance.

Yes, pedestrian access will be maintained during construction. Temporary footpaths will be in place please follow the direction of the onsite traffic management.

Carley Robbins - Community Engagement Advisor

Phone icon (08) 9420 3020

Email icon carley.robbins@watercorporation.com.au

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