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.

Between October and December, 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 and built a new amphitheatre and fire pit near the Jindalee Scout Hall
  • Connected the sewer at the Centenary Highway in Jindalee
  • Reinstated most areas affected by construction in Kingfisher Park.

What's happening?

The remaining program of work involves:

  • Commissioning the cross-river water main
  • Decomissioning some sections of the old water and sewer mains in Kenmore and Jindalee
  • Relining an existing section of sewer main near the Centenary Highway
  • Final connection works in Kingfisher Park
  • Installation of a switchboard for the trunk main water meter at Kingfisher Park
  • Offset planting and reinstatement at Kingfisher Park.
The majority of the remaining work is expected to be completed in early 2019 (subject to weather and site conditions).

Working hours

Day work between 6.30am and 6.30pm, 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 community.feedback@urbanutilities.com.au

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.