Temporary closure of Maribyrnong River Trail

Melbourne Water is building a new sewer to connect the Maribyrnong River Main (MRM) in Avondale Heights to the North Western Sewer (NWS) in Maidstone. Residents and businesses in Melbourne’s west will benefit from this transformational new sewer, which transports wastewater to the Western Treatment Plant in Werribee. The new sewer will meet the needs of a growing population and increase capacity for future sewage flows, while ensuring local amenity, environment, heritage and community interests are protected during the delivery of the project.

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Temporary closure of Maribyrnong River Trail – north bank (Canning Reserve to M102 pipe bridge)

While we complete works on the north side of the river, including building the new bridge and connecting the new sewer to the existing MRM sewer, the Maribyrnong River Trail will be temporarily closed. This closure will remain in place for approximately 8 months. For the safety of the public, no access to the river along the northern river bank section of the trail will be available during this time. Clearly marked detours will be in place for the duration of the closure. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

A community bulletin was recently delivered to households in Avondale Heights and Maribyrnong to provide details of the closure and detour route. If you didn’t receive a copy of the bulletin, you can access the information in the document library of our Your Say page.

MRM to North Western Sewer Connection

Got a question to ask?

Our project team is online and here to help. These are the people who are listening and can respond to your questions about the project:

  • Alex Chesterfield – Project Engineer
  • Andrew Moorhouse – Senior Project Manager, Construction Stage
  • Liz Iser – Communications & Engagement Advisor

Construction update

You may have noticed our service provider, Safety Focused Performance Joint Venture (SFPJV) has set up site on the corner of Williamson & Hampstead Roads in Maidstone on what is now a Department of Transport site.

Satellite site facilities and fencing will soon be installed along the northern bank of the Maribyrnong River and within the Medway Golf Course on the southern bank. While Canning Street Reserve will be open, our trucks and construction vehicles will be accessing the construction site via Canning Street and along the (closed) section of the Maribyrnong River Trail.

More information

Please contact our project team if you would like more information about the project or if you have any questions or concerns.

Phone us on 1800 712 434 or email [email protected]