Pipes for Perth

Project goal:

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

Delivery date:

2016–18

What we're doing 

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. So we're in the process of replacing these pipes. This work is essential in order to avoid future bursts and leaks.

As you can imagine, replacing buried pipes along major roads presents considerable challenges, and there will be some level of disruption to road users, local businesses and residents. You can check here to see when or where you may experience a disruption.

Scheduled works

Use our map to search for works in your area, or by current, completed and upcoming projects. You can also do a quick check of major works.

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Major works

Map of works along Bennett Street in East Perth, between Wellington St and Royal StBennett Street, East Perth

When? 
Works are underway and are expected to be complete by early May 2017.

How will this affect me? 
The Royal Street intersection will be closed to south and north bound traffic from Tuesday 18 April for a period of 1 week.

 

Map showing works along Hay Street and Roberts Road, SubiacoHay Street and Roberts Road, Subiaco

When? 
The water main has been installed on Hay Street and works are progressing on Roberts Road.

How will this affect me? 
There will be multiple road closures. See full details

 

Map showing current works in NorthbridgeNewcastle Street, Northbridge

When?
Works are underway and are expected to be completed by May 2017.

How will this affect me? 
There will be traffic interruptions and detours in place. 
See full details

 

Map showing current works along Cambridge Street in Town of CambridgeTown of Cambridge

When? 
Works are expected to start mid-April until the end of July 2017.

How will this affect me? 
There may be some traffic flow diversions. See full details

Contact us

  • Community engagement officer, Water Corporation – Joshua Hayes & Sophie Firth, Email: pipesforperth@watercorporation.com.au, Phone: (08) 9420 3529 or 0438 907 620

Our process

We use a combination of open trenches and trenchless technologies to renew our water mains. When our contractor mobilises to site, they initially locate underground services to confirm the planned alignment of the new mains is suitable, and so that excavation work can be undertaken safely. This can take a few days. As a result, it can appear that not much is happening onsite. Please be assured that this is factored into our schedules.

Our work normally then involves about a week of excavation, a week of installing the new pipes, a week of testing and commissioning, a week of connecting each property to the new mains, and a week of reinstatement.

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

Interruptions to water supply

There may be a short interruption to your water supply when we need to transfer your properties connection over to the new water main. We do our best to ensure scheduled interruptions occur when demand for water is at it's lowest in each area, and will notify you before it happens.

Work times

In most cases, we will work on weekdays between 7am and 7pm. Much of our work cannot be undertaken after hours as the noise of saw cutting, excavation and compactors at night would not be considered acceptable in high density mixed residential and commercial areas. However, we will undertake less noisy work overnight where possible to ensure we complete our project as quickly as possible.

Projects are currently underway or are about to begin in the following local government areas:

Where

Status

Expected completion date

City of Subiaco
Hay Street, between Railway Road and Thomas Street Underway March 2017
Roberts Road, between Railway Road and Thomas Street Underway late April 2017
Nicholson Road, between Railway Road and Thomas Street Underway late March 2017
Hammersley Road, between Railway Road to Rokeby Road and Rokeby Road to Thomas Road Underway August 2017
Keightley Road, between Excelsior Road and Thomas Street Underway June 2017
 Subiaco Road, between Coghlan Road and Thomas Street Commencing soon August 2017
 Coghlan Road, between Subiaco Road and Bagot Road Commencing soon August 2017
City of Perth
Vincent Street, North Perth, between William Street to Beaufort Street and Loftus Street to Oxford Street.
Underway late April 2017
Newcastle Street, Northbridge, between Charles Street and Lord Street.
Underway
May 2017
Wellington Street, Perth CBD, between King Street and William Street. Underway May 2017
Richardson Street, Perth CBD, between Thomas Street and Colin Street. Underway May 2017
 Fitzgerald Street, Northbridge, between Roe Street and Aberdeen Street. Underway May 2017
 Francis Street, Northbridge, between Lake Street and William Street. Underway May 2017
Hay Street, East Perth, between Irwin Street and Plain Street. April July 2017
Kings Park Road, West Perth, starting from Havelock Street. April July 2017
Stirling Street, Northbridge Underway late April 2017
Bennett Street, Northbridge Underway late April 2017
Town of Cambridge
Cambridge Street, between Brookdale Street and Harborne Street Commencing soon August 2017
City of Vincent

Mount Hawthorn & North Perth

Scarborough Beach Road, Angove Street, Albert Street, Woodville Street, Mary Street, Ruth Street, Parry Street, Brisbane Street, Anzac Road, Walcott Street, Oxford Street, London Street, Mable Street, William Street

Underway August 2017
City of South Perth

Forrest Street, Labouchere Road, York Street, Anstey Street, Hopetoun Street, Coode Street, Clarence Street, Alexandra Street, Comer Street, Thelma Street, Angelo Street, Douglas Avenue, King Edward Street, Mill Point Road, Onslow Street, Harper Terrace, Pilgrim Street, Allen Street.

Underway July 2017
Town of Victoria Park

Miller Street, Kent Street, Roberts Road, Kitchener Avenue, Duncan Street, Harper Street, Albany Highway, Teddington Road, Willis Street, Hampshire Street, Westminster Street, Gerald Street, Archer Street, Mint Street, Alday Street, McMillan Street, Leonard Street, Litchfield Street

Underway August 2017
City of Stirling

Park Road, Alvan Street, Queens Crescent, Normanby Road, Arthur Street, Robinson Street, Wood Street, Longroyd Street, North Street, Stanley Street, Flora Terrace, Castle Street, Malcom Street, George Street, Hale Street, Hector Street, Roberts Street, Walcott Street, Railway Parade, Clive Street

Underway August 2017
City of Swan

Amherst Road, Archer Street, Quebec Road, Montreal Road, Byers Road, William Street, Poyton Avenue, Mathoura Street, Hooley Road, Wellaton Street, Sayer Street, Margaret Street, John Street, Eveline Road, Viveash Road, Hodges Street, Morrison Road.

Underway August 2017
City of Fremantle
Fremantle - High Street, Queen Street, Adelaide Street, William Street, Newman Court.  Commencing soon late June 2017