Work in Subiaco November 2017 - April 2018

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Project goal:

Ensure reliability of water supply, wastewater disposal and stormwater drainage in Subiaco


In construction

Delivery Date:

November 2017 - April 2018

What’s happening?

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.

Sewer relining: Churchill Avenue

November – December 2017

Sewer relining work will be completed in two stages; bypass work and relining.

Stage 1 bypass work is now complete.

Stage 2 sewer relining is currently underway.

Churchill Avenue (between Axon Street and Rokeby Road)

Night work is underway in this area and will be complete by Friday 15 December 2017. We will work from Sunday to Friday between 6.00 pm and 6.00 am when wastewater flow is at its lowest.

During this time, traffic management will be in place in the following locations:
• Churchill Avenue (between Townshend and Olive Street) will be reduced to one lane for two nights.
• Hay Street (between Townshend and Olive Street) will be reduced to one lane for two nights.
• Axon Street will be managed as one lane (between Churchill Avenue and Hay Street). Street parking will be limited in this section of Axon Street during this time.
• Kenworthy Lane will be closed to traffic with only local traffic access via the carpark.

Contact us about sewer relining

Chantelle Blight

Community Engagement Advisor (Water Corporation)
Phone: (08) 9420 2057 (business hours)

Steve Thompson

Project Manager (Interflow)
Phone: 0407 157 056 (24 hours)

Water Main Upgrade (Pipes for Perth)

November - December 2017

Work is now underway to upgrade the water main along Coghlan Road between Roberts and Subiaco Roads. Work is expected to be complete by mid December 2017.

For more information visit

Main Drain Upgrade (December 2017 – May 2018)

Construction of a new drain

The 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.

The new drain will be 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 begun in early December 2017 with Georgiou, an authorised contractor of Water Corporation, undertaking preparatory work to locate underground services and ready the site.

To ensure the road is usable over the Christmas period, construction work will commence in early January 2018. We anticipate construction work and reinstatement of areas affected will take around four months to complete. Work hours will generally be 7am – 6pm Monday to Friday. Where appropriate, some work will be undertaken on Saturday, to minimise disruption to businesses along the street and reduce the overall time on site.

How will construction impacts be managed?

Based on community feedback, we have been working to ensure the impacts of construction are kept to a minimum by selecting the most appropriate methods. This includes using innovative trenchless techniques which will minimise the size of the site, overall time on site and allow access to surrounding businesses and homes as much as possible.

Traffic management will be in place around the site in early December until 22 December and then again from 2 January for the duration of the project.

• Access to the street from both directions will be maintained in December. Redirections around small work areas on the street will be in place occasionally. Traffic controllers will be on site to assist with traffic flow.
• From January a full road closure will be in place preventing through traffic down Churchill Avenue. Local traffic to properties will be maintained via both Townshend Road and Axon Street.


Work is being undertaken over the summer period to minimise the risk of flooding and wet weather interrupting the work. Residents, workers and visitors to the area may experience increased noise and vibrations at various times throughout construction. For more information and updates visit

Who can I contact?

Project updates including full details of traffic management will be provided to you throughout the work.

Sarah Bennett

Community Engagement Officer (Water Corporation)
Phone: (08) 9420 2587 (office hours)

Toby Taylor

Project Manager (Georgiou)
Phone: 0437 805 163 (office hours)

For 24 hour faults and emergencies please contact - 13 13 75

Location of drainage work on Churchill Avenue Subiaco


Location of sewer relining work in Subiaco


Map of work in Subiaco


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