The works were part of the final stages of the renewal of the M9 (Preston to North Essendon) and M102 (North Essendon to Footscray). The sections renewed run around and through the Essendon Airport. They connect to the North Essendon Reservoir site which contains five large tanks.
Melbourne Water is upgrading a section of the Maroondah Aqueduct between Gulf Road, Yarra Glen and Pauls Lane, Dixon Creek as it is nearing the end of its service life. The new pipeline will have a 150-year service life and replaces the existing aqueduct.
Melbourne Water has renewed the final two sections of the M40 water main, from our Preston reservoirs to Merri Creek. These sections are almost 100 years old and are at the end of their service life.
Upper Yarra Reservoir's dam wall will be upgraded to improve its efficiency and help us to provide an ongoing supply of world class drinking water to Melbourne and surrounds. The dam was built over 60 years ago, and now needs to be upgraded to meet current design standards.