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Holden Reservoir Inlet Pipeline

Enhancing existing water supply services for new development in west Melbourne

  • 4KM

    Trunk Water Main

  • $22M

    Project Cost

  • 50%

    Pipe in Rocky Ground

  • Melbourne, Australia

    Melbourne, Australia

Designing and constructing a new trunk water main for a growing population in Melbourne’s western suburbs

As part of a joint venture (JV) we were engaged by Melbourne Water (MW) to design and construct the new 4.15 km trunk water main to service customers in Melbourne’s rapidly growing outer west near the existing Hillside and Plumpton communities.

We reviewed the proposed pipeline alignment provided by MW and recommended an alternative that followed the centre median of the Melton Highway for much of the pipeline length. This was adopted and resulted in a significant impact reduction on the local community by moving the works further away from existing residences and businesses, saving a large number of mature trees, and avoiding construction directly adjacent to a number of existing underground services. It allowed for faster construction and provided an overall cost saving for MW. 

The JV worked with MW to manage consultation with affected stakeholders and the local community, and in particular the impacts of pipeline construction works through major intersections, lane closures on the highway, and local road closures and detours.

The completed water main will supply the future Holden Reservoir and provide resilience to the entire region’s water supply.

At a Glance

  • Melbourne Water


Meet Our Team

Paul Kersey, Business Centre Operating Lead

It gives me a real sense of purpose to help clients plan and implement their water projects for new communities or to enhance existing ones.
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Chris Povey, Design Director

My goal is to provide water and wastewater services for public health, the environment, and to support the growth of our cities and towns.

Jay Burgess, Principal Civil Engineer/Team Leader - Engineering Solutions

It’s always rewarding seeing your work add value to the community once it’s been completed.
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Paul Kersey

Business Centre Operating Lead

Chris Povey

Design Director

Jay Burgess

Principal Civil Engineer/Team Leader - Engineering Solutions

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