M41 Pipeline - November Update
M41 water main renewal project
Works have started to replace a valve on the corner of Eades Street and Victoria Parade in East Melbourne. Replacing the valve will allow the M41 water main to be isolated in both the northern or southern sections and protect a City West Water main which supplies to hospitals along Victoria Parade. Works are expected to be finished by the end of November.
The M41 project is currently in the tender phase. Once a contractor is appointed at the end of this year, they will spend early 2018 refining the design of the M41 water main renewal, in consultation with stakeholders, and develop a detailed schedule for the project. Once the design, methodology and schedule detail is available Melbourne Water will provide more information, this includes speaking again with directly affected residents to let folks know what to expect and when. Construction of the new M41 water main is expected to begin in early to mid-2018.
Community comments and feedback received have been provided to address issues that have been identified as important. These include:
- resident parking,
- construction impacts, particularly vibration, and
- tree protection.
The project team at Melbourne Water welcomes additional feedback or comments via email M41@melbournewater.com.au or telephone 1800 316 713 (option 1).