Melbourne main sewer replacement

This project replaced a section of the city’s oldest sewer network.  The new main sewer will service the Melbourne’s CBD and inner suburbs for the next 100 years.

​What's happening and when?

First built between 1894 and 1897, the 2.3km sewer main travels from Docklands, crossing the Yarra River upstream of the Charles Grimes Bridge, and into Port Melbourne.  

The new main sewer provides three times the capacity of the original sewer to cater for Melbourne’s growing inner suburbs including Docklands.

Melbourne Water delivered the works with John Holland, GHD and Aurecon.  The project was delivered $14M under budget.

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The new sewer provides three times the capacity of the original sewer.

 

Key facts

  • Start: August 2008
  • Finish: July 2012
  • Cost: $206M

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