You can rely on us to keep things flowing, and from time-to-time we need to upgrade your local wastewater network.

What’s happening?

We're constructing two new sewerage pump stations and associated pipelines in St Helens Road and Concorde Street in Mitchelton. This sewer infrastructure will help to manage wet weather overflows in the area and reduce environmental impacts.

Construction is underway in Concorde Street and St Helens Road. The project is expected to take five months to complete, weather and site conditions permitting. Our principal contractor, Pensar, is undertaking the work. Most of the work will be done during the day, between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday. Some night work may be required between 7pm and 5am, however we will notify you in advance if night works are planned.  

How will construction 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.

At times we will need to work in the road on both Concorde Street and St Helens Road. Traffic management will be in place to manage traffic flow, ensure pedestrian and road user safety and maintain property access. The section of path connecting Concorde Street to the Kedron Brook Bikeway will be closed during construction and alternative routes will be sign posted.

What can you expect on completion of construction?

Most of the new infrastructure won’t affect public use of the space. Post construction, we’ll restore areas of work as close to the original condition as possible and landscaping will ensure the above ground components blend with the surrounding environment as much as possible.

Maintenance

The grit chamber is designed to catch debris in the sewage flow, such as stones, broken glass and wet wipes. The debris will be removed during regular planned maintenance, to prevent damage to the pumps and other equipment. This will be performed every six months, during normal business hours, and will take approximately two hours.
The treatment facility, which filters odours from the pump station, will be serviced quarterly.

Odour management

During planning, in-depth odour modelling was carried out at each location to inform the final design and ensure the pump station complies with environmental regulations. The pump stations will incorporate a three-stage treatment facility that filters odours. The 12.5m vent pole at Concorde Street will ensure any remnant odours are released well above houses.

Thank you for your patience while we complete this important work.

Parts of Mitchelton are low-lying and flood prone. During heavy rain local sewer pipes may become inundated with stormwater, resulting in overflows. Following investigations, it was determined two additional pump stations were the most feasible long-term solution. Development Approval was granted in July 2018.

One pump station will operate in wet weather only, and the other in both dry and wet weather. Both will assist in diverting flows from the local sewer network to the larger trunk sewer network downstream (the North Kedron Brook trunk sewer main).

The St Helens Road pump station will pump 111,600 litres per hour, the equivalent of 1.75 home swimming pools. The Concorde Street pump station will pump 30,600 litres per hour, the equivalent of one home swimming pool every two hours.

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Artist impressions - St Helens Road

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Western catchment artist impression

To find out more:
  • contact the project team on 0466 544 117 during business hours
  • email community.feedback@urbanutilities.com.au
  • visit this page, www.urbanutilities.com.au/Mitchelton or subscribe for email updates, or
  • call our Contact Centre on 13 26 57 (8am-6pm, weekdays).