What to expect
Three temporary shafts will be installed to launch and retrieve the TBM along the pipe route.
These will be located at:
- Melview Place, next to the Manawa Wetland Reserve
- within the road reserve at 5 Ambrico Place (known as Ambrico Reserve)
- the Clinker Place development site at 8 Rankin Avenue.
Abergeldie Complex Infrastructure Limited is the contractor working on this pipeline.
First, they will establish the sites for the Ambrico Place and Rankin Avenue shafts.
Then the TBM will tunnel the 200m from Rankin Avenue to Ambrico Place.
During this time, we will establish the Melview Place site.
When the TBM reaches the Ambrico Place shaft, it will be repositioned before continuing the remaining 200m to Melview Place.
Impact of works
The project will begin in March 2022 and is expected to be completed by mid-2023.
Our timeline may change due to COVID-19-related delays. If this happens, we will update residents.
Construction hours will be
Monday to Friday, from 7am until 6pm.
During work hours, there will be some construction noise, large truck movements, vibrations and possibly dust.
Noise, dust and vibrations will be closely monitored to ensure they remain within required limits.
A number of existing services, such as power, water and phone, will be rerouted. This is due to happen in May 2022.
Service providers will contact affected residents directly.
Approximately 18 parking spaces will be temporarily unavailable around Ambrico Reserve. This allows us to maintain two lanes of traffic throughout the project.
Alternative parking is currently being arranged.
The Ambrico Reserve shaft will be located in the road reserve and the northern end of the reserve, shown in blue on the following image.
A two-metre fence will be installed around this site during construction.
The remainder of the reserve will be open to the public for the duration of the project. This includes the children’s playground.
All areas of the road and the reserve will be reinstated when this project is complete. This will include replanting.
The pipe route map
Get a copy of the pipe route map