You can rely on us to keep things flowing, and from time-to-time we need to upgrade your local wastewater network.
From Tuesday 22 September 2020, our contractor, Bellrise, will start construction works to install a new underground wastewater pipeline in Deshon Street, Woolloongabba. The new pipeline is being installed to cater for future growth and reduce the likelihood of wet weather overflows in the area.
The pipeline will be installed in Deshon Street, along the road reserve of the outbound lane, between Sword Street and Railway Street. The project is expected to take up to six months to complete, weather and site conditions permitting.
Construction of the new pipeline
The new pipeline will be installed below ground using micro-tunnelling, which will minimise impacts to the community and the environment. Three temporary shafts will be constructed along the new pipeline alignment to allow entry and exit of the tunnel boring machine. Once tunnelling is completed the shafts will be converted to maintenance holes for future access.
The majority of the work will be done during the day between 6.30am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.
During construction, nearby residents and businesses may be impacted by:
- construction-related noise and dust from machinery during excavation, saw cutting, potholing, trenching, drilling, concreting and pumping activities
- increased vehicle movements with reversing beepers around work sites and when accessing the temporary site compound on Deshon Street
- changed traffic conditions around work sites on Deshon Street, including temporary road closures to through traffic at Sword, Flower and Railway Streets
- some footpath access will be temporarily unavalible around work sites
- relocation of bus stops on Deshon Street. Signage will be in place to direct customers to the new location.
During these works there will no interruption wastewater services,
How will impacts be managed?
The project team will manage the construction impacts by minimising noise and dust wherever possible and placing barriers and signage around the work area.