Ellenbrook wastewater upgrades

We're upgrading wastewater infrastructure in Ellenbrook.

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Project goal:

Upgrading wastewater infrastructure in Ellenbrook.


In construction

Delivery Date:

February 2020

What's happening?

Our authorised contractor, Civcon, will soon commence work to upgrade wastewater services in the City of Swan. The work includes 2.4km of 200mm, 250mm nominal diameter wastewater pressure main and 375mm gravity sewer.

Where is this happening?

Please refer to the map below for location of works

Map of planned wastewater upgrades in Ellenbrook

Why is this taking place?

We are upgrading Ellenbrook’s wastewater system to improve wastewater services in the City of Swan and cater for the growing population.

When is this happening?

Work is expected to begin in September 2019 and is estimated to be completed by December 2019. The majority of work will be completed Monday to Friday between 7am and 6pm as approved by your local council. Some night work may be required – we will provide notification once this is confirmed.

How will this impact the community?

Nearby residents will notice more noise and activity along the pipeline with low-level vibrations and dust present. Residents will be informed about any impacts to their properties during the work, including driveways or paving. Please be assured that any affected areas will be reinstated as close as possible to their condition prior to the work. If any trees, shrubs, or lawn needs to be removed, they will be replaced and the area restored.

Traffic management

The majority of work will take place in the verge and road reserves. In order to safely conduct this work, there will be traffic management in place during construction to direct road users and pedestrians safely around the work. A one lane road closure will be in place to enable excavations and pipe installation as the project progresses.


As part of this work, some vegetation is required to be cleared to allow sufficient access to lay the pipe. We will work with the City of Swan to replace the trees and revegetate after construction work is complete.

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How is work progressing?

Since construction began in October 2019, 2.3 kilometres of the new wastewater pipeline have been installed, with 100m still remaining. The work crew will now begin work on this final section which includes microtunnelling and installation of a new access chamber at Bordeaux Lane. This will allow connection of the new pressure main to the existing system.

This requires a full road closure at the intersection of Bordeaux Lane and Farnborough Parkway in order to carry out a deep excavation.

Upcoming road closure for Bordeaux Lane & Farnborough Parkway

The closure will be in place from Monday, 10 February 2020 for up to six weeks. The intersection will reopen from Monday, 23 March 2020.

Work hours will be Monday to Saturday between 7am and 5pm as approved by your local council. You will be notified in advance if any night work or Sunday work is required.

This work will require extensive traffic management, with road closures and restrictions in place at various times – please be sure to follow all traffic management signs.

Please note that there will be some changes to school bus routes 759 and 760 as a result of the road closure. Please refer to the Transperth website for more information.

See below map for the location of the road closure.

Ellenbrook Road Closure


We thank you for your patience while the crew completes the last section of work. All impacted areas will be reinstated as close as possible to their original condition following the excavation on Bordeaux Lane and Farnborough Parkway.


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