Urban Utilities is committed to excellence in water and sewerage services that enhance the liveability of our communities.

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

Our delivery partners, Diona and Downer, will be progressively in your area to replace sections of pipe as they near the end of their service life. The newly installed water mains ensure the reliability and sustainability of water services in your area.

For information about work in Brisbane's CBD, please click here.

What's happening?

  • Water main replacement work involves excavation of pits in the road, footpath and nature strip when laying new pipes
  • We will notify residents and businesses in these areas before any work takes place
  • Depending on the length of pipe being replaced, work may take between four to twelve weeks (subject to site and weather conditions)
  • Most work will be done during the day from Monday to Saturday between 6am and 6pm
  • Night work might be required between 7pm and 5am when the pipe is located on or near a main road to comply with traffic permits and minimise the impacts of temporary water outages on the community.

Upcoming water main replacements 

Suburb Street Expected Start Date
Albion Sandgate Road Commenced
Annerley Herbert Street May 2023
  Taunton Street
July 2023
Archerfield Brecknock Street May 2023
Balmoral Riding Road August 2023
Brisbane City Elizabeth Street Commence 2023
  Herschel Street Commence 2023
  Market Street Commence 2023
  Queen Street Commence 2023
 Chelmer Harte Street Commence 2024
Coorparoo Old Cleveland Road
April 2023
 Coopers Plains Musgrave Road Commence 2024
Graceville Long Street East March 2023
  Frank Street November 2023
  Dan Street November 2023
Greenslopes Juliette Street Commence 2023
Kangaroo Point Main Street September 2023
Kedron Fourteenth Avenue Commenced 13 March 2023
Mansfield Wecker Road June 2023
 McGregor Freesia Street October 2023
Newstead Commercial Road Commenced 31 May 2023
Oxley Ormond Road April 2023
Tarragindi Turramurra Road March 2023
Wavell Heights Gurley Street Commenced 31 March 2023
Wooloowin Isedale Street Commenced 12 June 2023

Recently completed water main replacements

Suburb Street Status


Acacia Ridge Melia Street Complete
Albion Abbotsford Road Complete
Annerley Woodville Place  Complete
Ascot Racecourse Road Complete
Ashgrove Kinnaird Street Complete
Aspley Ellerdale Street Complete
  Pie Street Complete
Auchenflower Payne Street Complete
Banyo Elliot Road Complete
  Royal Parade Complete
  Meredith Street Complete
Boondall Queenstown Avenue Complete
Brighton Kennedy Street Complete
Brisbane City Albert Street Complete
  Turbot Street Complete
  Makerston Street Complete
  George Street Complete
Bulimba Oxford Street Complete
Carseldine Beams Road Complete

Gympie Road 

  Kingsmill Street Complete
  Zenith Avenue Complete
Clayfield 827 Sandgate Road Complete
Eagle Farm French Street Complete
Enoggera Samford Road Complete
Everton Park Gordon Parade Complete
  South Pine Road Complete
Geebung Blackwood Street Complete
  Granite Street Complete
Gordon Park Alva Terrace Complete
Greenslopes Gordon Street Complete
  Peach & Juliette Street Complete
  Raff Avenue Complete
Holland Park West Boronia Ave Complete
Kangaroo Point Lambert Street Complete
  Thomas Street Complete

Clifford Street 

  Stafford Road Complete
Keperra Callan Street Complete

Gordon Parade

Mansfield Wecker Road
Milton Boomerang Street

Blackwood Street

Mount Gravatt East
Clausen Street
Mount Gravatt Broadwater Road / Trunk Main Upgrades Complete
  Mountain Street Complete
New Farm

Byram Street

  Brunswick Street
Newstead Breakfast Creek Road Complete
Northgate Gympie Street Complete

Queens Road

  Weyers Road
Paddington Fernberg Road Complete
  Ellena Street Complete
Petrie Terrace Hale Street
  Upper Roma Street Complete
South Brisbane
Cordelia Street
Spring Hill Brunswick Street  Complete
  Kennigo Street Complete

1690 Sandgate Road - Maddocks Street

  2125 Sandgate Road
  Trouts Road  Complete
Stafford Heights Webster Road Complete
St Lucia Camira Street Complete
New Cleveland Road Complete

Coronation Drive

  Sherwood Road Complete
Upper Mount Gravatt
Norton Street Complete
Upper Mount Gravatt Marada Street
Virginia Sandgate Road Complete
  2091 Sandgate Road - Parthenia Street Complete
  2039 Sandgate Road - Pritchard Road  Complete
Wavell Heights 88 Spence Road
Windsor Blackmore Street Complete
Woolloongabba Lotus, Hampton & Albion Streets Complete

Taylor Street
Wooloowin Nelson Street Complete
  Wride Street Complete
Yeronga Fairfield Road Complete
Zillmere McGhie Street Complete
  Carrie Street Complete


A Queensland Urban Utilities staff member talking to residentsThe following communication activities will be carried out, as required:
  • A property door knock if driveway access will be affected.
  • A Project Fact Sheet is distributed to properties in the street where work will be happening, as well as to properties in surrounding streets which may be affected by traffic changes and temporary water outages.
  • A Construction Work in Your Area postcard is delivered to properties in the street where work is planned, along with information about the temporary water service which will maintain water supply at the meter during the project.
  • A Possible Water Interruption postcard is delivered at least 3 working days prior to any valve testing or network trials which might cause a drop in pressure or interruption to the water supply for a short time.
  • A Temporary Water Outage postcard is delivered at least 3 working days prior to any planned temporary water interruption.
  • Community engagement is carried out as required.
  • Queensland Health and QFES will receive notification of timeframes and maps of the work footprint before any interruption to the water supply.

We work closely with our delivery partners to minimise the impact to residents and businesses in the area. Communication activities will take place before work starts.

Water main replacement work involves excavation of pits in the road, footpath and nature strip when laying new pipes.

During construction, nearby residents and businesses may be impacted by:
  • installation of a temporary bypass supply to maintain water services during construction
  • construction-related noise and dust during excavation of the road, footpath and nature strip, and during tie-in work to connect the new main to the existing network
  • some footpath access and on-street parking might be temporarily unavailable
  • changed traffic conditions and possible lane/road closures around work sites, with traffic management in place to manage traffic flow and maintain property access
  • possible night work with safety lighting and noise from excavation work and machinery
  • possible temporary water outages. Customers will be notified at least 3 working days prior to any planned temporary disruption to water supply
  • some driveway impacts to remove and replace the existing water pipe. We will seek to minimise impacts to driveways where possible and will work with customers to maintain vehicle access during construction.
  • Queensland Fire and Emergency Services will be notified at least 3 working days before any temporary water shutdowns
  • Dialysis patients - Queensland Health will be notified at least 3 working days before any temporary water shutdowns.       
The project team will manage the construction impacts by:
  • placing barriers and suitable signage around the work areas during excavation
  • minimising noise and dust and managing both at the source, to the extent possible
  • using traffic management to ensure the safety of road users and pedestrians
  • temporarily restoring disturbed roads, driveways and footpaths to allow for continued use while work is in progress
  • restoring affected roads, driveways and footpaths as close to their original condition as possible, after the work is completed.

Please travel through the area with care and observe all signposting, speed limits and any directions given by traffic controllers.