You can rely on us to keep things flowing, and from time to time we need to upgrade your local wastewater network.
Urban Utilities is committed to excellence in water and sewerage services that enhance the liveability of our communities.
As part of this commitment, we’re upgrading a number of sewerage pump stations and emergency overflow release structures across Ipswich. From mid-April, our delivery partner, Downer WSP, and their subcontractors, will commence works to upgrade the existing Tantivy Street Pump Station at Tantivy Street, Tivoli.
This pump station is located at Tantivy Street Sewage Pump Station, Tivoli and transports sewage to Bundamba Sewerage Treatment Plant for approximately 32,600 customers. The upgrade will be delivered in two phases:
- Phase 1 Civil works will establish the necessary requirements for temporary flow diversion for the Tantivy Street Pump Station construction.
- Phase 2 Civil works will finalise all construction activities including the switch over of flow diversion from the existing pump station to the newly constructed pump station.
This project will include upgrading existing pumps, emergency overflow structures and will include the decommissioning of the existing pump station. These upgrades will increase network storage and improve reliability in the Ipswich area, ensuring safe long-term service delivery to the community for the next 50 years.
Construction will commence from mid-April 2023 and is expected to take up to a year and six months to complete, weather and site conditions permitting. Works will take place at the Tantivy Street Pump Station, located at Tantivy Street, Tivoli. Crews, trucks and equipment will be in the area during the works.
Map shown below of Tantivy Street Pump Station location:
Tantivy Street Pump Station, Tivoli
What to expect
During construction, nearby residents and businesses may experience some noise and dust from heavy machinery, increased vehicle movements and minor vibrations.
Changed traffic conditions will be in place around work areas along Tantivy Street, Tivoli. Traffic management will be in place to look after the safety of pedestrians and road users and maintain local access. There will also be temporary restrictions to on street parking during construction.
Some intermittent odour may occur when maintenance hole lids are removed or during ventilation. This activity is required to ensure the safety of crews working in confined spaces.
Please take care and observe all signposting, speed limits and any directions given by traffic controllers. Barriers and signage will be installed around work areas to keep everyone safe.
Works will be carried out during the day between 6:30am and 6:30pm, Monday to Friday. In some situations, we may need to carry out works at night, between 7:00pm-5:00am. Residents will be notified before any works take place.
From Sunday 11 February 2024, our delivery partner Downer WSP and subcontractor CC Civil will progress to the next stage of construction.
Essential night work will be required, between 7:00pm and 6:00am, for one night, while we complete underground excavation activities at the pump station.
Crews will revert back to dayworks from Monday 12 February 2024 for the remainder of the project (weather and site conditions permitting).
There will be no interruption to individual property wastewater services during these works. Downer WSP will temporarily redirect and remove the flow of sewage by tankering from one location to another if required.
These upgrade works will take place at the Tantivy Street Pump Station, located at 1 Tantivy Street, Tivoli.
Holding area will be located at the end of Delacy Street, Tivoli, on Ipswich City Council reserve land.
Tree and vegetation removal
We understand local parks and resident fauna and flora are highly valued by the community.
To allow for these essential works, there may be tree and vegetation removal within private property near the pump station.
We have gone through an extensive process of design and approvals to ensure every effort has been made to minimise tree removal where possible. Trees marked for removal in the construction access area will be removed in accordance with Ipswich City Council and State Government requirements. These activities will be monitored and approved by a qualified Arborist and a Fauna Spotter.
Post construction, we will restore all work areas as close to original condition as possible and will undertake landscaping to ensure the area blend with the existing environment as much as possible.
How will impacts be managed?
- Downer WSP and their contractors will minimise the construction impacts to the extent possible, including managing noise and dust at the source, utilising traffic control and reviewing work methods as required.
- Changed traffic conditions will be in place around work areas with the use of traffic control to manage the flow of traffic, ensure pedestrian safety and maintain local access.
- Please take care and observe all signposting, speed limits and any directions given by traffic controllers. Barriers and signage will be installed around work areas to keep everyone safe.
- Post construction, we’ll restore work areas 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.
There will be no interruption to your sewerage services during these works. We’ll minimise construction impacts to the extent possible, including managing noise and dust at the source, utilising traffic control and reviewing work methods as required.
We’ll keep the community and directly impacted residents informed as works progress.