Working on all fronts

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Works to construct the new M41 water main are now well underway with construction taking place at six different fronts across the project.

So far we've laid almost one kilometre of pipe and have about three and a half to go.

For more updates and to find out where we will be working next, follow us at the top of the page.

Here's a bit of a recap of what we've done so far

Why is this project important to you?

The M41 water main is almost 100 years old and needs to be replaced so that we can continue to efficiently supply drinking water to over 350,000 residents and local businesses living in Melbourne's inner suburbs.

Once complete, the project will:

  • reduce water losses and disruption to supply from leaks
  • increase capacity within the supply network
  • continue to supply high quality, safe and reliable drinking water.

This project contributes to our strategic vision of ‘Enhancing Life and Liveability’ in the greater Melbourne region.

Working with our community and stakeholders

You talked, we listened

We've been engaging with stakeholders and the community since December 2016 and have included your feedback into our plans. View a summary of the feedback we've received.

In addition to consulting with key stakeholders while developing the design of the new water main, we have been speaking with the local community about the design and other social and environmental considerations, technical requirements and project costs.

Use the slider below to see some of the ways we're keeping you informed.