Microtunnelling knowledgeable Rob Carr has been awarded the design and assemble contract for the subsequent stage of Better Western Water’s CBD Sewer Augmentation Undertaking targeted on Elizabeth Avenue within the centre of Melbourne. The brand new contract follows the contractor’s profitable supply of the mission’s earlier package deal of labor on the adjoining Lonsdale Avenue.
The Elizabeth Avenue Sewer Improve is the third stage of Greater Western Water’s four-stage $80 million program to increase Melbourne CBD’s sewer system capability. It is going to see a brand new pipeline constructed, linking to the brand new sewers, beneath Lonsdale and Spencer Streets, which have been accomplished in earlier initiatives in November 2020 and December 2018, respectively.
The 723 m pipeline will likely be shaped from OD 820 glass bolstered pipe (GRP) put in through microtunnelling between 6 m and 9 m beneath Elizabeth Avenue. As well as, eight GRP manholes will even be constructed alongside the route.
The road is without doubt one of the busiest within the metropolis, linking the historic Flinders Avenue Station with the Queen Victoria Markets, in addition to accommodating three busy tram routes. Because of this, the mission would require intricate site visitors administration and planning to make sure the mission stays constantly operational and minimises disruptions to the neighborhood.
Rob Carr’s East Coast Operations Supervisor Justin Croucamp says the workforce is trying ahead to working intently with design accomplice SMEC and Better Western Water to ship this essential infrastructure for Melbourne.
Talking in November final yr in regards to the completion of the Lonsdale Avenue stage of the CBD Sewer Augmentation Undertaking, Better Western Water Managing Director Maree Lang known as the completion of the mission a big step in direction of securing service reliability for the longer term.
“With the prevailing sewer over 120 years outdated, the brand new sewer pipe will assist cater for the rising calls for of the Melbourne CBD now and into the longer term,” says Ms Lang.
“We sincerely thank the 1000’s of metropolis residents, staff and commuters who tailored to the modified circumstances whereas we carried out development alongside Lonsdale Avenue. Your endurance and understanding allowed us to offer this very important piece of infrastructure for Melbourne’s CBD.”
Work on the Elizabeth Avenue stage of the mission is predicted to start in early 2022 and be accomplished by early 2023.
For extra info go to the Rob Carr website.
This text featured within the December 2021 version of Trenchless Australasia. To view the digital journal, click here.