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Rathdowne Street Water Main Renewal Project

Rathdowne Street Carlton North Water Main Renewal Project.

To ensure reliability of your water supply, City West Water is upgrading a section of water main on Rathdowne St Carlton North between Curtain Street and Macpherson Street.

The water main was first installed in 1888 and has served the community well during its lifespan, but is now in need of replacement to ensure it continues to operate efficiently in the future.

The new water main will be located in the road on the east side of Rathdowne Street.

The project will also include renewing water service connections to properties that will be assessed on an as needs basis.

When will the works take place?

  • Works to replace the section of the main are expected to start early October and will take approximately two months to complete.
  • Works will take place Monday to Friday 7.00am to 5.00pm.
  • Every effort will be made to minimise any inconvenience to you during this time and we will keep you informed of our progress.

What does the upcoming works mean for you?

  • We will commence construction at the southern end of the alignment, completing traders first followed by residencies. We anticipate the project to be completed by late October.
  • Your business may be connected to a temporary above ground water supply (water from your cold tap may be warmer than usual).
  • We may need to temporarily disrupt access to your property. We will contact you prior to any disruptions.
  • Car parking may be impacted as the works move along the street.
  • There will be some construction noise, very attempt will be made to keep this to a minimum.

Rathdowne Street works map

 Rathdown st map

Thank you for your patience during these essential works. Every effort will be made to minimise any inconvenience to you during this time and we will keep you informed of our progress.

How to stay informed about the project


Stay up-to-date by following us on Twitter @citywestwater or our Facebook page. If you have any questions about the project, please contact our Project Team on:


Project enquiries:

Contact Person: Scott Lay, Project Delivery
Phone Number: 9313 8627
24 hour Hotline: 132 642
Email: projectdelivery@citywestwater.com.au

Contact Person: Kim Hutchinson, Community Engagement Advisor
Phone Number: 03 9313 8884
Email: kim.hutchinson@citywestwater.com.au
24 hour Hotline on 132 642

Construction enquiries:

Contact Person: Jayce Lazatin, DKM Utilities
Phone Number: 0430 521 000
Email: Jayce.Lazatin@dkmutilities.com
24 hour Hotline on 132 642

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