Pipes for Perth

Our water main renewal program is improving the security and reliability of Perth's water supply.

Sections of Perth's water main network are over 100 years old and, like anything of that age, they're starting to show some wear and tear. We're in the process of replacing these pipes. This work is essential in order to avoid future bursts and leaks.

Projects are currently underway or are about to begin in the following local governments.

Wellington Street, Perth

We are renewing the water main on Wellington Street between King Street and William Street. We expect this work to be completed in May 2017.

Richardson Street, West Perth

We are renewing the water main on Richardson Street between Thomas Street and Colin Street. We expect this work to be completed in May 2017.

Newcastle Street, Northbridge and Perth

We are renewing the water main on Newcastle Street in Northbridge and Perth, between Charles Street and Lord Street. We expect this work to be completed by May 2017.

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Hay Street, West Perth

Water Corporation and ATCO Gas Australia are renewing 750 metres of water and gas mains along Hay Street, West Perth. We expect this work to be completed by February 2017.

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Other renewals

We are also currently renewing water mains on John Street in Northbridge.

Other upcoming renewals in City of Perth are:

  • Stirling Street from Roe Street to Aberdeen Street
  • Francis Street from William Street to Lake Street
  • Fitzgerald Street from Roe Street to Aberdeen Street
  • Bennett Street from Wellington Street to Royal Street

We will send letters to residential customers on streets that we will be working in, and contact affected businesses. We will also update this page with more information about each renewal closer to work commencing.

We will renew 18 water mains in South Perth during the first half of 2017.

 Most of these will be on residential streets, although we will renew sections of:

  • Labouchere Road between Angelo Street and Cale Street
  • Mill Point Road between Harper Terrace and Onslow Street

We will send letters to residential customers on streets that we will be working in, and contact affected businesses. We will also update this page with more information about each renewal closer to work commencing.

We will renew 13 water mains in the City of Stirling during the first half of 2017. Most of these mains are on residential streets.

We will send letters to residential customers on streets that we will be working in, and contact affected businesses. We will also update this page with more information about each renewal closer to work commencing.

We will renew 21 water mains in the City of Swan during the first half of 2017. Most of these mains are on residential streets.

We will send letters to residential customers on streets that we will be working in, and contact affected businesses. We will also update this page with more information about each renewal closer to work commencing.

Hay Street and Roberts Road

We are currently renewing 1.5km of water main along Hay Street, between Railway Road and Thomas Street, as well as 1.7km of water main along Roberts Road, between Railway Road and Thomas Street. The renewals on both streets are expected to be completed by March 2017.

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Nicholson Road

We are currently renewing 1.7km of water main along Nicholson Street, between Railway Road and Thomas Street. This renewal is expected to be completed by March 2017.

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We will renew 16 water mains in the Town of Victoria Park during the first half of 2017.

Most of these will be on residential streets, although we will renew sections of Albany Highway between Great Eastern Highway and McMillan Street, and Teddington Road between Albany Highway and Burswood Road.

We will send letters to residential customers on streets that we will be working in, and contact affected businesses. We will also update this page with more information about each renewal closer to work commencing.

Scarborough Beach Road, Coogee Street, Hobart Street and Redfern Street

Between late February and June 2017, we will be renewing a water distribution main in stages along Coogee Street, Scarborough Beach Road, Hobart Street and Redfern Street in Mount Hawthorn and North Perth.

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Vincent Street (West Perth, Perth, North Perth and Mount Lawley)

We are currently renewing the water main on Vincent Street between William Street and Beaufort Street. Once this section is complete, we move to the section from Oxford Street to Loftus Street.

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Customer impacts

As you can imagine, replacing buried pipes along major roads presents considerable challenges. Some level of disruption to road users, local businesses and residents is inevitable.

We are working closely with key partners, including local councils, to coordinate this upgrade with other construction work wherever possible, helping to minimise ongoing disruption to the community.

Contact us

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about the impact of this essential work on your home, business, or commute. Email pipesforperth@watercorporation.com.au or call Community Engagement Officer, Joshua Hayes on (08) 9420 3529.