Why is this project important?

Melbourne Water manages and protects our city's major water resources, which in turn makes our city a fantastic place to live. As well as making sure our sewage is removed and treated, we also play a role in managing waterway health and enhancing life and liveability through enhancing our natural community spaces.


How will this project improve the management of sewage?

The Maribyrnong River Main (MRM) Sewer, which follows the Maribyrnong River from Thompson Street Reserve in Avondale Heights to Epsom Road in Ascot Vale, is one of the main sewers in Melbourne Water’s network.

Find out more about the sewer network, where your sewage goes, and how it gets treated.

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How will this project help you move through Melbourne's west?

We're working with Maribyrnong City Council to open up an inaccessible section of land on the southern side of the Maribyrnong River.

A new 300m shared path will be created between the M102 water pipe bridge and Saltwater Crescent in Maidstone, which will connect existing paths on the southern side of the river. This will enable continuous public access along the river, creating a key link in the western active transport corridor.

Map showing the location of a new shared path along the Maribyrnong River


How will this project contribute to improving liveability?

This project has been designed to minimise the impact to the wider community during construction and provide further opportunities for leisure and recreation upon completion.

We know how important waterways are to the people of Melbourne. We're creating a new pipe bridge over the Maribyrnong River which will be accessible for everyone and allow more connections along and across the river.

A family enjoys a picnic on the banks of the Maribyrnong River.