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Francis Boulevard water main replacement

We are replacing a section of the water main along Francis Boulevard, between Sunbury Road and Carnoustie Drive.

Project snapshot

Town(s): Sunbury, 

Status: Complete

Cost: $350,000 approximately

Expected Completion Date: Mid-July 2018

What does this project involve?

  • Construction of a new 421-metre water pipe along Francis Boulevard, between Sunbury Road and Carnoustie Drive in Goonawarra.
  • Removing the old 150mm water main and installing a larger capacity 300mm pipe in the same trench.
  • Construction will be in the road reserve on the eastern side of Francis Boulevard.

Why is this project needed?

Projected residential growth in Goonawarra’s north has meant this section of the water supply network needs to be upgraded to cater for the increased demand for this essential service. 

When will construction start?

  • Construction will commence on 12 June 2018 and is expected to be completed by mid-July 2018.
  • Work hours will be 7.30am–5.00pm Monday to Friday.

Who is undertaking the work?

Tullamarine-based contractor, DKM Utility Services, is undertaking the work on behalf of Western Water.

Will properties be affected by the water main works?

Some properties will need to have their water turned off for a few hours during construction. Western Water will contact property owners in advance to advise of the shut-off day.

During construction, machinery will operate in the road reserve but will not impede access to nearby properties.

What impacts can I expect during construction?


As construction is in the road reserve, impacts to traffic will be minimal. Signage will be in place informing road users of nearby works.

Noise and dust

There will be some construction noise and dust may be visible but this will vary.


Fencing, barricades and trench covers may be used near the work site to ensure public safety. The contractor may also establish a storage area nearby for equipment and construction materials.

Where can I get more information?

You can email or contact our Community Engagement Advisor on 1300 650 422 during business hours. 

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