On site work has commenced on an East Gippsland Water project that will see 250m of ageing water main replaced along Macleod Street in Bairnsdale, between McCulloch and Pyke Streets. Local businesses and households stand to benefit from improvements in the reliability of the local water supply network well into the future. The new water main will also be easier for maintenance crews to access without the need for traffic disruptions.
This project is being carried out in conjunction with road upgrade works along Macleod Street by East Gippsland Shire Council.
Commencing Monday 13th February 2017, East Gippsland Water’s carpark in Macleod Street will be closed, to allow for works to be completed. Dedicated car park spaces will be provided in the East Gippsland Water staff carpark, at the rear of the building. These temporary parking spaces and the EGW Office remain accessible for people with a disability. Customer entry to the building will remain via the main entrance.
It is expected that these temporary parking measures will remain in place until mid-March, when the original parking spaces will be re-opened.
East Gippsland Water’s Managing Director, Bruce Hammond, said, “Every effort will be made to minimise any inconvenience and we would like to thank customers, nearby businesses, residents and motorists for their patience and cooperation with this project, which will bring long term benefits for the community.”
The project is part of a $12 million program of investment in capital projects that the corporation is committed to for the current financial year across East Gippsland Water’s towns.
Customers with any queries about the Macleod Street water main works should contact East Gippsland Water on 1800 671 841.