Melbourne Water is upgrading the water storage tanks at its facility in Jones Court, Strathmore. The Essendon Service Reservoir tanks were commissioned during 1971 and since then have been operating as an important part of Melbourne’s water supply system.

CPB Black & Veatch joint venture will be carrying out the work on behalf of Melbourne Water, and will renew the internal and external coating of the two tanks. Other works to be carried out include replacing valves, constructing a new walkway bridge and external stairway and renewing the internal corrosion protection.

What’s happening and when

Early site establishment works will commence in the week beginning 18 December 2017. This includes establishing a construction site compound and deliveries to the site compound area. Major works are scheduled to start in early January 2018.

The works are expected to be completed in March 2019.

Impacts on local residents

All works will be carried out on Melbourne Water property. Some noise will be generated from the work. This will likely come from the tanks being cleaned prior to them being coated. All noise will be monitored closely, in accordance with the EPA guidelines. We will undertake practical measures to reduce our noise impacts.

Hours of work

Work hours will be 7am – 6pm Monday to Friday.

Why this project is important

The tanks need to be upgraded to ensure they can continue to store and supply high quality water for at least the next 30 years. Works will also improve access and facilitate safe maintenance activities in the future.

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Last updated:
6 April 2018