Melbourne Water is undertaking works at the Mordialloc Sewer Pump Station located at 62 Chute Street (corner of Chute and Bear Streets). This pump station transfers the flow from South East Water’s Beach Road Main Sewer that services Mentone, Parkdale and Mordialloc.

Mordialloc Sewer Pump Station works

To improve life and liveability, this facility is being upgraded to build a new air treatment facility to alleviate localised odour from the pump station. Once the facility is commissioned and working it will eliminate odour from the pump station.


  • Completed: site investigation
  • Mid-March 2020: site mobilisation and preparation
  • End March 2020: construction will commence and will take approximately eight months to complete
  • October-November 2020: commissioning of new facility

What to expect

Construction impacts

Site works will be localised to the Melbourne Water property.

Works will involve construction of a new building to house an air treatment facility and a ventilation stack to manage odour from the pump station. The new building will be a 5.5 metre high concrete structure, while the ventilation stack will be approximately 30 centimetres wide and 12 metres high. The facility will be built behind the current brick pump station building.

Work hours will be from 7 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday (within current EPA guidelines). Weekend work is not scheduled, but if it is required affected residents will be notified prior to this commencing.

Works will involve the construction of a prefabricated building and ventilation stack. Once the building shell is complete, the building will be fitted with the air treatment equipment.

As with all major projects, we do anticipate some impacts to our neighbours including:

  • some noise, dust, vibration and odour. No more odour than normal.
  • increased traffic movements along surrounding streets.
  • at planned times there will be diversions for pedestrians and cyclists will be in place as well as a traffic management plan.

Traffic impacts

Traffic controls may be put in place along adjoining streets and some streets may be temporarily closed for short periods to facilitate the safe use of a crane to unload and install pre-fabricated components. This will follow a traffic management plan ensuring adequate detours are in place, causing minimum inconvenience to the road users.

Prior to any traffic changes, we will give adequate notice to residents, local business and the surrounding community.

Your feedback

We value your feedback. If you wish to contact us with your comments, or for more information relating to the project, please contact:

 [email protected]
 1800 932 121

Last updated:
10 March 2020