Johnston Street water main renewal

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Project goal:

Renewing water pipes along Johnston Street, Peppermint Grove to improve the security and reliability of the water supply for decades to come.


In construction

Delivery Date:

December 2019 - April 2020

What's happening?

To improve the security and reliability of Peppermint Grove's water supply, we will be renewing water pipes along Johnston Street.

The new water pipe will be installed into an open trench, down the centre of the west bound lane (from the river towards Stirling Highway). Horizontal drilling will continue the pipe under Stirling Highway to connect to the existing network to the west.

Where is this happening?

Work will take place approximately 900m along Johnston Street between Stirling Highway and Bay View Terrace, in Peppermint Grove.

Pipes will be installed in 3 stages:

  • Stage 1 Palmerston Street to Bay View Terrace

  • Stage 2 Stirling Highway to Solomon Street

  • Stage 3 Palmerston Street to Solomon Street

Mosman Park water main renewal

When is this happening?

Construction work is planned to begin Monday, 2 December 2019. Our contractor DM Civil will be on site prior to construction for service investigations and site preparation.

Project Phase Estimated Timeframe
Pipe Installation Stage 1: Palmerston Street to Bay View Terrace
December 2019
Construction break over Christmas Holiday period between 21 December 2019 to 5 January 2020.
Pipe Installation Stage 1: Butler Way to Bay View Tce   January 2020
Pipe Installation Stage 2: Stirling Highway to Solomon Street  January to early February 2020
Pipe Installation Stage 3: Solomon Street to Palmerston Street
February to early March 2020
Pipe connections and final reinstatements March 2020
Completion tasks and final inspections  Early April 2020

Work will be completed between 7am and 5pm on weekdays, and Saturdays when required.

How will this impact the community?

Sections of the west bound lane will be closed as the work progresses along the street. The east bound lane (from Stirling Highway to the river) will remain open throughout construction and traffic management will be in place to assist drivers with diversions. Once the pipe has been installed, the road will be temporarily reinstated as work continues along the road. On street parking will be restricted in the area during this time.

Construction work can be noisy and dusty. Aspects of construction including cutting into the road and compacting earth will cause noise and vibration.

Initial geotechnical assessments have identified that possibility of limestone in the areas that will require excavation. Removal of limestone commonly involves rock breakers which can be extremely noisy and cause vibrations. All houses in close proximity to the works are encouraged to partake in a dilapidation survey, offered free of charge by our contractor. If you require more information about dilapidation surveys, please contact Kate Lee on

Access to your driveway may temporarily be restricted. Our contractors will notify you prior to this occurring; please let them know if you have any concerns.

You may experience a temporary water supply interruption while the new pipe is connected. Our team will notify impacted properties at least 48 hours prior to this occurring. Please contact the Community Engagement Advisor if you have any concerns.

Our construction methods mean unavoidable impact to the road, kerb and verges. Water Corporation, in conjunction with the Shire of Peppermint Grove, has agreed to fully reinstate both lanes of Johnston Street between Stirling Highway and Bay View Terrace. Additional areas impacted by the work will be returned to as close to their original condition as reasonably feasible.

We understand and appreciate that the work may cause temporary inconvenience and disruption, and we will do what we can to minimise impact and complete the work as quickly as possible.

Who can I contact?

To receive updates on the project, including scheduling, progress information and traffic management, please email to register your details.

For general and community enquiries please contact Kate Lee, Water Corporation Community Engagement Advisor: or phone 0476 810 379

For specific project information contact Wing Leung, Water Corporation Project Manager: or phone (08) 94202968

For site related enquiries please contact Glenn Hosken, DM Civil Project Manager: or phone: 0437 195 788

For general enquiries please contact our Customer Solutions team, email:, or phone: (08) 9420 3529

If you need to report a fault, emergency or security issue, please call our 24 hour line on 13 13 75.

Stay up to date with the project. Email us your details and we'll add you to our mailing list.


Project Updates

20 December 2019

DM Civil will be taking a break over the Christmas and New Year period from Saturday, 21 December, 2019 to Sunday, 5 January.

Construction will commence again on Monday, 6 January 2020.

Sections of the road between Palmerston Street and Bay View Terrace have been temporarily reinstated and fencing has been removed to open the westbound lane to traffic for the holiday break.

As work was suspended for two days in December due to severe heat, not all work was completed as planned between Butler Way and Bay View Terrace. Sections of the road will need to be excavated again when work commences in January 2020, to complete pipe installations and connections.

In addition to the work between Butler Way to Bay View Terrace, work will also commence between Stirling Highway and Solomon Street as planned.

From Monday, 6 January, DM Civil will be working in the below areas.

Stage 1: Butler Way to Bay View Tce
Johnston Street - Stage 1 Butler Way to Bay View Tce

Stage 2: Stirling Hwy to Solomon St
Johnston Street - Stage 2: Stirling Hwy to Solomon St

10 December 2019

Christmas/New Year construction break

Construction work will break over the Christmas / New Year period, from December 21, 2019 and will resume back on site Monday January 6, 2020.

November 2019
DM Civil to begin construction Monday 2, December 2019

After a week of service investigations and site preparation, DM Civil are now ready to begin construction on Stage 1 of Johnston Street, between Palmerston Street and Bay View Terrace. Construction will be completed between 7am and 7pm on weekdays.

Pipe Installation Stage 1: Palmerston Street to Bay View Terrace December 2019

Pipe Installation Stage 1: Palmerston Street to Bay View Terrace December 2019

If you have an enquiry or issue requiring immediate attention on site including access to driveways, please contact Glenn Hosken DM Civil Project Manager on 0437 195 788.

Rubbish Collection Day - Wednesdays

DM Civil will be on site and will assist SUEZ with rubbish collection on Wednesday’s. Please contact DM Civil Project Manager, Glenn Hosken on 0437 195 788 if you have any concerns.

Gill Street Café

Kate Lee, Community Engagement Advisor will be the Gill Street Café on Thursday, 5 December from 2pm to 4pm if you would like to ask any questions face to face.

 November 2019

Peppermint Grove Carols by Candlelight - 15 December, 2019

The Shire of Peppermint Grove will be hosting Carols by Candlelight in Manners Hill Park on Sunday 15 December from 6:30pm.

Please be mindful that the westbound lane of Johnston Street from Manners Hill Park towards Stirling Highway will be closed between Palmerston Street and Bay View Terrace on the night of the Carols by Candlelight.

The eastbound lane of Johnston Street from Stirling Highway to Manners Hill Park will remain open, with access from Palmerston Street and Butler Way. Detours will be in place to assist with you with leaving the area.

Please plan your journey in advance and have a great night!

Road closures for Sunday, 15 December 2019

Johnston Street Road Closures - 15 December 2019


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