September 2018

What's been happening?

Over the last two months, the cross-river water and sewer pipes have been pulled through the tunnel and grouted in place. Abergeldie Obayashi is currently in the process of backfilling the shafts on either side of the river and will soon demobilise from  Kenmore and Jindalee now that the tunnelling works have been completed.

What next?

A second contractor, Downer Pipetech, will mobilise to the site at Jindalee from Tuesday 2 October 2018 to commence construction on the balance of works for the pipelines.  

Upcoming work in Jindalee

  • Final connections will be constructed from the Jindalee shaft to the existing water and sewer networks from early October for about six weeks (subject to weather and site conditions).
  • With completion of the Jindalee Creek sewer crossing, the next phase of work at this location involves connecting the sewer pipe to the existing network via a valve pit on the Centenary Highway. This work is expected to commence from early November and will take about two weeks to complete.
  • A section of the sewer main near the Centenary Highway will also be relined around mid-November over the course of about two weeks, to ensure ongoing reliability.
  • Restoration of affected areas is expected to commence from late November.

Upcoming work in Kenmore

  • Final tie-in connections are currently planned during October, to connect the new mains to the existing water and sewer networks. 
  • Restoration of affected areas in the park is expected to commence in November.

Working hours

Day work between 6.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday with occasional work on Saturdays if required.

What to expect

  • Construction noise and dust in Kingfisher Park, Kenmore, Pioneer Belz Park off Kooringal Drive, and near the Scout Hall at Mt Ommaney Drive, Jindalee.
  • Activities will include operation of machinery, truck movements, reversing safety beepers, cranes, pumps and generators.
  • Changed traffic conditions near work sites.
  • Increase in truck movements around Kingfisher Park and Mt Ommaney Drive.
  • Possible vegetation clearing and tree removals in accordance with approved Council permits.
  • Temporary water outages when we tie-in the cross-river water main into the Jindalee network. Affected residents will be notified in advance.

How will the impacts be managed?

We will work closely with residents impacted by construction during the project, including:
  • Placing barriers and suitable signage around work areas during excavation.
  • Minimising noise to the extent possible and ensuring work methods are appropriate.
  • Managing dust at the source, using water suppression as required.
  • Maintaining safe pedestrian and cyclist access.
  • Using traffic management to ensure the safety of cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.
  • Restoring affected areas as close as possible to the original condition, after the work is complete.
  • Arranging offset planting in approved areas following the work.
  • Keeping the community informed about progress.

Restoration of work areas

Restoration activities will occur at various stages following the works and the remainder will be finalised at project completion. Further details will be provided to both communities as the restoration work is scheduled.

More info

Residents can call the project team at any time 24/7 on 1800 071 230 (free call) for assistance or information, or email us at community.feedback@urbanutilities.com.au

Work is underway on the Kenmore Jindalee Cross-River Pipeline to replace water and sewer infrastructure damaged in the 2011 floods and to ensure the sustainability of the network in the western suburbs.

The major project includes the construction of water and sewer mains inside a tunnel that will be bored 10 metres beneath the Brisbane River, between Kenmore and Jindalee.

We are aware of how highly you value your local park. We will ensure that any impacts on Kingfisher Park's amenity such as the removal of trees (approved by Brisbane City Council) to allow heavy vehicle access for deliveries and the removal of materials excavated from the tunnel will be addressed as part of site restoration at the end of the works.