In August we started work to renew 425 meters of water main along William Street from Newcastle Street to Roe Street.
To complete this complex work, and to help reduce impact, the project has been separated into two stages.
Stage 1: Newcastle Street to James Street - complete
Stage 2: James Street to Roe Street - complete
For timings, work hours, detours and project updates, please see the Project updates tab.
Why is this taking place?
This work is being undertaken to renew the ageing water mains and reduce the likelihood of bursts, leaks and breaks to help futureproof our water supply for decades to come.
Where is this taking place?
Work will take place along William Street from Newcastle Street to Roe Street in the north bound lanes. The intersection of William Street and Aberdeen Street will remain open for the entirety of the project.
Work will take place in 2 stages as shown in the map below.
When is this taking place?
Service locating work will commence on Monday 5 August 2019.
Construction work is expected to take place from the week of 19 August 2019.
Stage 1: Work will start the week of 19 August 2019 and finish mid-September 2019.
Stage 2: Work will start mid September 2019 and finish around mid-October 2019.
How will this impact the community?
- Water supply interruption – We will endeavour to schedule any water supply interruptions overnight between 11pm - 5am to reduce the impacts to local businesses. Water supply interruptions are carried out at very end of the project when the new water main is connected up to the existing services and 48 hour notice will be provided. If businesses require water during the interruption hours, we are able to supply a temporary water tanker to their premises.
- Traffic, detours and congestion – William Street northbound lanes will be closed during construction. Full detours will be in place where necessary. This may result in some congestion in the area so it may take customers longer to get to their destination. Southbound lanes will remain open.
- Increase in personnel – There will be an increase in workers and personnel in the area during construction.
- Fencing – Fencing will be erected in the northbound lanes of William Street. This fencing allows our workers to work safely and to ensure the safety of the community. There will be ‘shops are open as usual’ signs on the fencing and we can also produce individual business signs for businesses at no cost.
- Footpaths – Footpaths will remain open for foot traffic to continue, and there will be gaps in the fencing to allow customers to cross William Street.
- Noise – There will be an increase in noise due to our construction work.This includes cutting open the road at the beginning and compaction at the end. Loud work will not be carried out overnight to give reprieve for residents in the area.
- Vibration – There will be some minor vibration when we cut the road open and when we compact the area.
- Dust – There will be an increase in dust however, we will endeavour to manage dust to the best of our ability. If you have an issue with the amount of dust at a certain time, please contact Civcon.
- Deliveries – Some carpark bays in the southbound parking lane will be reserved for deliveries. If businesses have large deliveries - or need help with them - they can contact Civcon who can assist.
- Access – Fencing will be erected for the security of the community and to help with dust suppression however, properties will remain accessible and businesses will be open as usual. We encourage all customers to continue supporting local businesses during this time.
- Reinstatement – We will reinstate any impacted areas to their previous condition, where practically possible. All reinstatements are undertaken in conjunction and with approval from the local council.