November/December 2018

What's been happening?

The Kenmore Jindalee cross-river sewer and water pipeline project is nearing completion, with commissioning of the water and sewer main commencing soon.

Since early October, our contractor, Downer PipeTech, has:

  • Connected and pressure tested the new pipes between Kenmore and Jindalee
  • Connected the new water main at Mt Ommaney Drive to the cross-river pipe
  • Commenced reinstatement of the site near the Jindalee Scout Hall
  • Commenced reinstatement of some areas affected by construction in Kingfisher Park.

What's happening?

From the week commencing 19 November, we plan to start commissioning works for the cross-river water main and connect the new sewer pipe at Jindalee to the existing network alongside the north bound lanes of the Centenary Highway (opposite Jindalee DFO).

Centenary Highway sewer connection rescheduled - Sat 8 Dec and Sun 9 Dec

We recently commenced sewer connection works at the Centenary Highway. The majority of the work was completed as planned, however, we were unable to weld the pipe due to technical challenges and time restrictions. This work will re-commence on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December.

To allow crews to safely complete the final sewer connection work at Centenary Highway, we will be redirecting the flow of sewage by tankering between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 8 December and Sunday 9 December at the following sewerage pump stations (SPS):

  • Centenary Highway SPS (Jindalee)
  • Bauhinia Place SPS (Kenmore)
  • Spinkbrae Street SPS (Kenmore)

Additional tankering might also be required as a contingency at:

  • Fortrose Street SPS (Kenmore)
  • Sunset Road SPS (near Twilight Street, Kenmore).

Work impacts

Tankering activities

For residents living near sewerage pump stations, tanker trucks will enter and exit the street anytime between 9am and 5pm on Saturday 8 December and Sunday 9 December 2018. Residents near these pump stations have been notified of tankering activities via a letter.

While we will try to minimise the impacts, tankering will include noise such as reversing beepers, generator operation and vehicle movements. There might also be temporary odour present when tanker trucks access the pump stations.

Changed traffic conditions - Sinnamon Rd on-ramp and Centenary Highway in-bound

  • There will be changed traffic conditions and possible delays on Sinnamon Road approaching the Centenary Highway on-ramp during these works. From 9am Saturday 8 December, traffic control will be positioned near the on-ramp at Sinnamon Road to manage traffic flow, as trucks enter and exit the worksite.
  • During the connection work, one lane will be closed on the Centenary Highway in-bound approaching the Sinnamon Road off-ramp from 8pm Saturday 8 December to 8am Sunday 9 December 2018.
  • Traffic management will be in place to manage traffic flow, with speeds reduced to 60km/h.
  • Access to the Centenary bikeway at Sinnamon Road will be diverted through Pioneer Belz Park off Kooringal Drive between 4pm Saturday 8 December and 4pm Sunday 9 December 2018.

Please take care and observe all signposting, speed limits and any directions from traffic controllers.

Remaining program of work

Downer Pipetech will be working to complete the balance of works for the pipelines until early 2019.  

Upcoming work in Jindalee

  • Decommissioning some sections of the old water and sewer mains
  • Relining a section of the sewer main below the Centenary Highway bridge, to ensure ongoing reliability.
  • Reinstatement of any remaining construction affected areas in late 2018 to early 2019.

Upcoming work in Kenmore

  • Decommissioning some sections of the old water and sewer mains
  • Reinstatement of any remaining construction  affected areas in late 2018 to early 2019.

Working hours

Day work between 6.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday with occasional work on Saturdays if required.

What to expect

  • Construction noise and dust in Kingfisher Park, Kenmore, Pioneer Belz Park off Kooringal Drive, and near the Scout Hall at Mt Ommaney Drive, Jindalee.
  • Activities will include operation of machinery, truck movements, reversing safety beepers, cranes, pumps and generators.
  • Changed traffic conditions near work sites.
  • Increase in truck movements around Kingfisher Park and Mt Ommaney Drive.
  • Possible vegetation clearing and tree removals in accordance with approved Council permits.
  • Temporary water outages when we tie-in the cross-river water main into the Jindalee network. Affected residents will be notified in advance.

How will the impacts be managed?

We will work closely with residents impacted by construction during the project, including:
  • Placing barriers and suitable signage around work areas during excavation.
  • Minimising noise to the extent possible and ensuring work methods are appropriate.
  • Managing dust at the source, using water suppression as required.
  • Maintaining safe pedestrian and cyclist access.
  • Using traffic management to ensure the safety of cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.
  • Restoring affected areas as close as possible to the original condition, after the work is complete.
  • Arranging offset planting in approved areas following the work.
  • Keeping the community informed about progress.

Restoration of work areas

Restoration activities will occur at various stages following the works and the remainder will be finalised at project completion. Further details will be provided to both communities as the restoration work is scheduled.

More info

Residents can call the project team at any time 24/7 on 1800 071 230 (free call) for assistance or information, or email us at

Work is underway on the Kenmore Jindalee Cross-River Pipeline to replace water and sewer infrastructure damaged in the 2011 floods and to ensure the sustainability of the network in the western suburbs.

The major project includes the construction of water and sewer mains inside a tunnel that will be bored 10 metres beneath the Brisbane River, between Kenmore and Jindalee.

We are aware of how highly you value your local park. We will ensure that any impacts on Kingfisher Park's amenity such as the removal of trees (approved by Brisbane City Council) to allow heavy vehicle access for deliveries and the removal of materials excavated from the tunnel will be addressed as part of site restoration at the end of the works.