Project goal:

To improve the security and reliability of Western Australia’s water supply for decades to come.

Status:

In construction

Delivery Date:

From mid 2022

What's happening?

We’re replacing the old, worn pipes in the South West and Great Southern regions. Some sections of the water pipe network are old and starting to show signs of wear and tear. This work is essential to avoid future breaks and leaks.

The old pipes will be replaced largely via open trench methods. Work will typically take place within the verge, however, some work will be carried out within the road.

As well as replacing the water pipe within the verge, we may also be required to replace the property service pipe that extends to the water meter within some property boundaries at some locations. The replacement of this pipe is dependent upon its material, age and condition and if required we will notify affected residents/businesses in advance.

The information on this webpage is based on our current work schedule. While we are committed to completing this work as quickly and safely as possible, our schedule may change in response to managing COVID-19 safety requirements, contractor availability and supply shortages. We appreciate your understanding during this time and will keep you updated as work progresses.

How will this work impact me?

We understand construction work can be disruptive.

  • Construction can be noisy and dusty. Some work will involve cutting into the ground which may cause vibration.
  • Access to residential driveways may temporarily be restricted. Our contractors will notify affected customers prior to this occurring; please let them know if you have any concerns. Access to businesses will not be impacted.
  • You may experience a temporary water supply interruption while the new pipe is connected to your property. If affected, our team will notify you 48 hours prior to this occurring. If you would like some bottle water provided during this time, please get in touch. 
  • There may be temporary lane closures, detours or road closures. Please follow the detours that are in place and speak to a crew member onsite if you have any questions or concerns. 
  • Our construction methods mean unavoidable impact to properties, roads, footpaths and verges, including reticulation. We follow a thorough restoration process to return areas to as close to their original condition as reasonably feasible. 
Work areas will be restored to as close as reasonably possible to their previous condition at the completion of work. For more information on restoration, please visit watercorporation.com.au/pipesforperth and click on the ‘Restoration FAQ’ tab. 

 

Locations in construction

Newall Street, Harvey

We are replacing the water pipes along Newall Street, between Young and Herbert Streets, in Harvey. 

Map of the work area. Work will take place along Newall street, between Herbert Rd and Young StreetConstruction work commenced the week of 2 May 2022 and will take around 6 weeks to complete.

All work will be completed between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and Saturdays, as required. 


 King Street, Hair Street and Hesse Street, Waroona


We are replacing the water pipes along:

  • King Street, between Hair Street and 24 King Street
  • Hair Street, between King Street and Hesse Street
  • Hesse Street, between Hair Street and Iseppi Street

Map of the work area in Waroona. Work is located along King Street between Hair Street and 24 King Street, Hair Street between King Street and Hesse Street and  Hesse Street between Hair Street and Iseppi Street.Construction work commenced mid May 2022, and will take around 6 weeks to complete.

All work will be completed between 7am and 6pm on weekdays and Saturdays, as required. 


Upcoming work

Barron Street, Narrogin

We are replacing the water pipes along Barron Street, between Homer and Herald Streets, in Narrogin.

Image shows planned pipe replacement running along Barron Street, Narrogin, between Herald St and Homer St

Construction work is due to commence in mid July and take around 8 weeks to complete.


Union Street, Wagin

We are replacing the water pipes along Union Street, between Umbra and Upland Streets, in Wagin.

Image shows pipe replacement along Union Street in Wagin, between Umbra Street and Upland Street

Construction work is due to commence in August and take around 6 weeks to complete.

Contact us

Community Engagement

Phone icon 13 13 85

Email icon community.engagement@watercorporation.com.au

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