Beaufort Street - Pipes for Perth

Project goal:

Renew the ageing water main along Beaufort Street between Roe Street and Walcott Street to help secure the reliability of water to customers in Highgate, Northbridge, Mt Lawley and the surrounding areas.

Delivery date:

March 2019 - June 2019

 

What's happening?

In March 2019 we will begin to renew 2.1 kilometres of water main on Beaufort Street, between Roe Street and Chelmsford Road.

Work will start the week of Monday 11 March 2019 at Newcastle Street to Bulwer Street. Please see the latest project updates, project stages and schedule tabs for further information.

Why is this taking place?

This work is being undertaken to renew ageing water mains and reduce the likelihood of bursts, leaks and breaks.

When is this happening?

March 2019 - June 2019.

Customer communications:

22 October 2018: First notification to customers and businesses along Beaufort Street

28 February 2019: Start of work notification to customers and businesses

15 March 2019: Email project update to customers in all stages

21 March 2019: Email project update to customers in stage three

29 March 2019: Project update for stage six

9 April 2019: Stage six start of work notification and Pipe for Perth pop up shop now open 

17 April 2019: Project update for all stages

24 April 2019 : Email project update for customers in stage five and six 

24 April 2019: Notification to customers regarding upcoming detour and construction work for stage five

20 May 2019: Stage two start of work notification 

 

Contact Us

  • For general enquiries please , Email: pipesforperth@watercorporation.com.au, Phone: (08) 9420 3529
  • Enquiries requiring immedicate action onsite please contact Civcon Project Manager Greg Hilbert, Phone: 0499 474 611

Update - 11 May 2019

We are currently working to revise the traffic management plan which sees local traffic go down Chatsworth Street. Currently through traffic is also using Chatsworth as the main detour which was not the intention. We are looking at options to have the Bulwer Street and Beaufort Street intersection manned by traffic management during peak hours to point and direct traffic down Bulwer Street as well as partially block Beaufort Street to further deter road users coming  further down Beaufort Street and using Chatsworth Street.

We will be in touch with residents along Chatsworth Street by Wednesday 14 May to inform them of changes being made.

 

Update - 10 May 2019

Stage one update – Roe Street to Aberdeen Street

Work in stage one will commence once work in stage two is complete. We will be in touch in the coming weeks with further information including a proposed start date and duration of works.

Stage two update – Newcastle Street to Aberdeen Street

Work will commence in stage two once work in stage three is complete. Fencing will start going up and work will start in stage two the week of Monday 20 May 2019. Work in stage two is scheduled for completion the week of Monday 24 June 2019.

Members of the community engagement team will be visiting businesses in this stage on Thursday 16 May between 11am and 1pm. Please make yourself available at this time if you would like to speak to someone regarding the work. Alternatively, to organise another time to discuss the work, please email PipesforPerth@watercorporation.com.au.

Stage three update - Newcastle Street to Bulwer Street

As per the project update on 17 April 2019, stage three is scheduled for completion the week of 13 May 2019.

We can confirm that construction will be completed with fencing coming down on Saturday 18 May 2019.

Stage four update - Bulwer Street to Chatsworth Road

Work in stage four will commence once work in stage five is complete. We will be in touch later in the month with further information including a proposed start date and duration of works.

Stage five update – Chatsworth Road to Vincent Street

Work in stage five is underway and on track to be completed on Friday 31 May 2019. A reminder, we ask northbound motorists to use the official detour set up at Bulwer Street. Please do not use Chatsworth Road as a thoroughfare.

Stage six update – Vincent Street to Chelmsford Road

Work in stage six was completed on Friday 3 May 2019. Thank you to the businesses and residents in this stage for your patience and cooperation while this essential work was completed.

 

Update - 1 May 2019

 Stage six update - Vincent Street to Chelmsford Road
Our contractor Civcon has experienced a small delay in compacting the asphalt for the final road reinstatement. This work will now be completed and fencing will start coming down tomorrow, Thursday 2 May.

Stage five update - Chatsworth Street to Vincent Street
Fencing will start going up in stage five on Friday 3 May.

Civcon will start locating underground services this weekend 4 and 5 May. Construction work will start on Monday, 6 May.  

Work will be carried out in stage five 24 hours a day, five days a week. 24 hour work will be carried out Sunday to Friday with reprieve from the work from 7pm Friday to 7pm Sunday.

Stage five is scheduled for completion week ending Friday 31 May 2019.

Construction schedule
For the most up to date construction schedule for all stages of the work, please visit the 'Project stages and schedule' tab.

Update - 24 April 2019

Work continues to replace the ageing water main along Beaufort Street between Roe Street and Chelmsford Road. Please read the below update which includes the most update progress information for stage five and six.

Stage six update - Vincent Street to Chelmsford Road

Work is progressing well and is on track to be completed close to schedule with fencing coming down on Tuesday 30 April.  Stage six is slightly delayed as a result of last week’s storms.

A reminder that 24 hours a day, seven days a week work will continue in stage six until Tuesday 30 April 2019 (excluding ANZAC Day Thursday 25 April 2019).

Stage five update - Chatsworth Street to Vincent Street

Fencing will start going up in stage five on Wednesday 1 May. Work will be carried out in stage five 24 hours a day, five days a week. 24 hour work will be carried out Sunday to Friday with reprieve from the work from 7pm Friday to 7pm Sunday.

Please see map below for the detour that will be in place for stage five.

Stage five is scheduled for completion the week of 27 May 2019.

Working hours survey for stage five

On Friday 8 March we sent customers in stages four, five and six a survey asking for feedback about proposed working hours for the area. The options include our crews working 24 hours, seven days a week, or Monday to Saturday 7am to 7pm. The benefits of working 24/7 allows the work to be completed sooner. However, working Monday to Saturday will provide the community some reprieve from the construction work.

 

We had a 15 per cent response rate and a 50/50 split for the two options.

 

After assessing the success of 24 hours, seven days a week work in stage six, we found that more reprieve needs to be given to residents and businesses from the work. As such, we will work 24 hours a day, five days a week in stage five.

 

Construction schedule

For the most up to date construction schedule for all stages of the work, please visit watercorporation.com.au/pipesforperthBeaufortStreet.

 

Traffic Management for stage five

  • Northbound lanes between Chatsworth Street and Vincent Street will remain closed during construction, including on-street parking.
  • To ease congestion and to prevent potential accidents at the intersection of Beaufort Street and Chatsworth Street an alternative route for through traffic will be in place. See map below.
  • A detour will be in place at the intersection of Beaufort Street and Bulwer Street. Traffic will be diverted via Bulwer Street, William Street and Walcott Street. Northbound road users using Beaufort Street as a thoroughfare to access Walcott Street are asked to follow this detour.
  • Northbound buses on Beaufort St will also be diverted via Bulwer and William Street but will then re-join Beaufort Street via Vincent St.
  • Beaufort Street northbound traffic lanes will remain open between Bulwer Street and Chatsworth Street to local traffic and visitors wanting to access businesses.
  • Side streets off William Street will remain open.
  • Southbound traffic and on-street parking lanes will remain unaffected.
  • We encourage businesses located in stage five to speak to your suppliers, couriers and customers about accessing the premises via alternative routes and to allow extra travel time when visiting the area.

Detour map for stage five

stage 5 detour map

 

Business visits for stage five

Members of the community engagement team will visit businesses in stage five on Monday 29 April and Tuesday 30 April between 10am and 2pm.

 

Update - 18 April 2019

Stage three update - Newcastle Street to Bulwer Street

Due to an unprecedented amount of underground services along Beaufort Street in this section, Civcon has had to change their construction method. Typically, we would use machinery to excavate into the ground. This allows the work to be completed quicker than manual construction techniques.

The crews are now using manual hand tools to carefully work around and avoid striking any of the live services including gas, electricity and telecommunications. This process takes longer than our preferred construction methods.

To date, we’ve laid about 71 per cent (400 of 560 metres) of the new pipe in stage three. However, the change in construction methods means the work is taking longer than expected and completion of this stage will be delayed.

Construction in stage three is now scheduled for completion the week of 13 May 2019.

We apologise for the delay and inconvenience this may cause. We encourage all customers to get in touch if they have concerns or feedback about this work.

Stage five update - Chatsworth Street to Vincent Street

Crew two will move into stage five once work at stage six is complete. Fencing will start going up and work will start the week of Monday 29 April. Information about the traffic management for this stage will be provided shortly.

Stage six update - Vincent Stree to Chelmsford Road

Since work started on Friday 12 April 2019, Civcon has laid about 146 metres of pipe. Work is progressing well and is on track to be completed as schedule.

A reminder that 24 hours a day, seven days a week work will continue in stage six until Monday 29 April 2019 (excluding Easter Friday 19, Saturday 20, Sunday 21, Monday 22 and ANZAC Day Thursday 25 April 2019).

Pipes for Perth pop up shop - 497 Beaufort Street, Highgate

Pipes for Perth pop up information centre is located at 497 Beaufort Street, Highgate (corner of Beaufort Street and Mary Street). Members of the project team will be on hand at the shop to discuss the project in detail, answer questions and listen to any concerns the local community or businesses might have.

Local businesses, residents and visitors to Beaufort Street are encouraged to drop in for chat. The pop up shop will be open between 10am to 2pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and weekends (excluding the Easter long weekend).

Check the shop front door for any changes to the opening hours.

Construction schedule (as of 17 April 2019)

Changes to the work schedule:

  • Work dates for stages one and two are under review due to the delay in stage three.
  • Work will start at stage five, following the completion of stage six.
  • Stage five completion date will be confirmed shortly along with the traffic management for this stage.

Please see the 'Project stages and schedule' tab for the most up to date construction schedule.

Update - 29 March 2019

We will start work to replace the ageing water mains on Beaufort Street at stage six, between Vincent Street and Chelmsford Road on 12 April 2019.

Work at stage three, Newcastle Street to Bulwer Street, is progressing well and is on track for completion on 22 April 2019.

For the most up to date construction schedule please see ‘project stages and schedule’ tab.

Traffic management for stage six

  • Northbound lanes between Vincent and Chelmsford will remain closed during construction, including on-street parking.
  • To ease congestion and to prevent potential accidents at the intersection of Beaufort Street and Vincent Street, an alternative route for through traffic (direct route to Walcott Street) will be in place. See map below.
  • A detour will be in place at the intersection of Beaufort Street and Bulwer Street. Traffic will be diverted via Bulwer Street, William Street and onto Walcott Street. Northbound road users using Beaufort Street as a thoroughfare to access Walcott Street are asked to follow this detour.
  • Beaufort Street northbound traffic lanes will remain open between Bulwer Street and Vincent Street to Transperth buses, local traffic and visitors wanting to access businesses.
  • Side streets off William Street will remain open. There will be no access to Beaufort Street from Chelmsford Road. Southbound traffic and on-street parking lanes will remain unaffected.
  • We encourage businesses located in stage six to speak to your suppliers, couriers and customers about accessing the premises via alternative routes and to allow extra travel time when visiting the area.

Detour map for stage six

Map showing  traffic detours for Beaufort Street Pipes for Perth Stage 6
 
Work hours for stage six

Fencing will be set up the evening of Friday 12 April 2019 and work will continue until Monday 29 April 2019 (excluding Easter Friday 19, Saturday 20, Sunday 21 and ANZAC Day Thursday 25 April 2019).

Work will be carried out 24 hours a day, seven days a week to complete the work as quickly as possible.

The results of the working hours survey we sent to customers earlier this month, were taken into consideration when determining suitable working hours for stage six. We understand there is a mixture of businesses and residents located in this stage. We encourage all customers to provide us with feedback throughout the 24/7 works.

If there are any changes to the schedule, we will let businesses know in advance.

Business visits

Members of the community engagement team will be visiting businesses in the area leading up to and during the construction work.

Update - 25 March 2019

On Friday 22 March Civcon encountered an unforeseen live service which has delayed work over the last couple of days.

Fencing for stage three, between Bulwer Street and Newcastle Street is now due to come down the week of 22 April 2019.

Civcon are currently investigating the live service and planning their work around this to ensure work can continue safely. Civcon are scheduled to re-commence construction of the new water main tomorrow, Tuesday 26 March.

We apologise for the delay and the inconvenience this may cause you.

Update - 27 February 2019

We can confirm work will start the week of Monday 11 March at Newcastle Street and Bulwer Street. This work will take about six weeks to complete.

Traffic management – Newcastle Street to Bulwer Street

Both northbound lanes will be closed during construction, including the on-street parking lane. This is vital to meet safety standards and allow for machinery movement during construction. The southbound traffic lanes will be converted to allow single lane traffic to flow in both northbound and southbound directions. We ask road users to follow the traffic management accordingly and take extra caution while in the area. Pedestrian footpaths will remain unaffected.

We are currently investigating traffic management options for work to take place north of Bulwer Street (stages four, five and six.) Due to the narrow width of Beaufort Street between Bulwer Street and Walcott Street, we have limited options to divert traffic with little to no impact on road users, local businesses and the surrounding area. We will update customers as information becomes available. 

 

Stage

Estimated timing

Stage one: Roe Street to Aberdeen Street

Dates under review

Stage two: Aberdeen Street to Newcastle Street

Weeks of 20 May to -  24 June 2019

Stage three: Newcastle Street to Bulwer Street

Week of 11 March to  - Saturday 18 May 2019

Stage four: Bulwer Street to Chatsworth Street

Weeks of 27 May 2019 to -  24 June 2019

Stage five: Chatsworth Street to Vincent Street

Friday 3 May to - week of 27 May 2019

Stage six: Vincent Street to Chelmsford Road

Complete

Map of work stages (not to scale:)

Map showing stages 1 - 6, Beaufort Street, Pipes for Perth