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Melbourne Water is undertaking works related to the connection of two major water mains near the junction of High Street Road and Blackburn Road in Glen Waverley.

The works involve installing two new valves (a device for controlling the flow of water) at the connection, which is located underneath a Melbourne Water pipe track.

There will be no interruptions to sewerage or water services during the works. 

Map of works, showing temporary closure of local reserve and pedestrian detour through Latham Court

Why are we doing these works?

The upgrade works will make it easier for Melbourne Water operational staff to regulate the flow of water in these water mains when needed. This is important to ensure the community continues to be provided with a reliable and secure water supply.


Works started in early June 2020 and are expected to be complete by late September 2020 (subject to weather conditions).

Works will take place between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday. Residents and businesses will be advised in advance if works are necessary outside of these hours.

What to expect during construction

While we will make every effort to ensure inconveniences are kept to a minimum, we do anticipate that there will be some localised impacts, including:

  • Noise from trucks and other vehicles, machinery, reversing beepers, and generators to power pumps and other equipment.
  • Construction vehicle movements in Latham Court. Detour arrangements, signage and traffic controllers will be in place to assist and ensure motorists and pedestrians are able to safely navigate around our work areas.
  • Temporary closure to pedestrian access through a small section of the local reserve around our works zone.
  • Removal of two non-native trees (Desert Ash) and one native tree (Paperbark), and some trimming to surrounding trees and vegetation to enable access for vehicles and machinery.

After the works have been completed, we will replace the trees that were removed by re-planting native trees in the local area. We’ll also rehabilitate disturbed areas in accordance with reinstatement plans approved by Monash City Council.

Melbourne Water thanks the community for their patience and understanding while we undertake these essential works.


Following completion of the upgrade works, reinstatement of the site will occur. This includes reinstating footpaths, nature strips, local streets, curbs and grassed areas to their former condition or similar. 

Due to recent heavy rain, this has made what was already a wet and boggy site even worse. Unfortunately, we are unable to complete reinstatement works until the site has dried out sufficiently. This means we need a good solid stretch of fine weather to dry out the ground in order to drive a truck in.  

Until this time, our works zone will remain closed off to the public to ensure your safety, as well as the safety of our workers. We understand the detour arrangements around our works area may be inconvenient. We appreciate your patience and cooperation as we work towards completing these important upgrade works as safely and efficiently as possible.

Contact us

For more information about the works, please contact the project team:

 [email protected]

 1800 960 977

Last updated:
27 August 2020