Water Corporation is making a significant investment in Subiaco to proactively refurbish and renew water, wastewater and drainage infrastructure. This essential work will ensure Subiaco has a secure, reliable water, wastewater and drainage network well into the future.
Main drain upgrade
Construction of a new drain (December 2017 – May 2018)
The old Subiaco main drain was installed over 100 years ago and due to development of the area over the last century the local drainage systems no longer have the capacity to protect local homes and businesses against flooding during large storm events.
A new drain has been constructed under the north side of the road on Churchill Ave between Townshend Road and Axon Street. This drain will fill with storm water during major storm events and allows the water to then soak into the soil, rather than conveying water through the traditional drainage system.
Work on the main drain upgrade was carried out by Georgiou, an authorised contractor of Water Corporation.
Work is now complete, and we would appreciate your feedback on the project. Please tell us how we did by clicking here.
Water main upgrade (Pipes for Perth)
June - October 2018
Since July 2016 the Water Corporation’s Pipes for Perth program has been proactively replacing ageing water mains across metropolitan Perth, including the City of Subiaco.
The replacement of these pipes will not only prevent future leaks and breaks, but will help improve the security and reliability of the water supply to the area, well into the future.
Where is this happening?
About 1.5kms of water main will be replaced on the following streets:
• Forrest Street between Railway Road and Denis Street
• Denis Street between Hay Street and Barker Road
• Catherine Street between Hay and Roberts Streets
• York Street between Catherine and Hamilton Streets
When is this happening?
Construction will take place in a staged approach between June and October 2018. Work will be completed between 7am and 7pm on weekdays and Saturdays, when required.
If you would like more information you can visit the Pipes for Perth project page