Why is this work taking place?

Sections of our water main network are ageing – some are over 100 years old! The wear and tear on older pipes can potentially lead to bursts and leaks, which is why it’s important to replace them. Replacing ageing pipes will help ensure the safety and reliability of Perth’s water supply.


Where is this happening?

Pipes will be renewed on the following streets:

  • Essex Lane, between Collie Street and Essex Street
  • Essex Street, between Marine Terrace and South Terrace
  • High Street, between Little High Street and Market Street
  • Leake Street, between Pakenham Street and Market Street
  • Marine Terrace, between Cliff Street and Suffolk Street, and Howard Street and Price Street
  • Nairn Street, between Pakenham Street and Market Street
  • Norfolk Street, between Marine Terrace and South Terrace 


What is the process?

Our process involves using a combination of open trenches and trench-less technology to renew the water mains.

STEP ONE: our contractor will perform an initial review to make sure the plans for the new mains are suitable and excavation can be done safely. This process can take a few days and it may not look like much is happening onsite. Rest assured this part of the process is factored into our schedules.

STEP TWO: work usually involves about a week of excavation, a week of installing new pipes, a week of testing, a week of connecting properties to the new mains and a week of reinstatement.

How can we talk to someone?

Email: pipesforperth@watercorporation.com.au

Phone: (08) 9420 3529

Visit https://www.watercorporation.com.au/water-supply/ongoing-works/pipes-for-perth/fremantle

What is the Pop up Shop/Pop up information centre

A pop up shop/information centre will be available for you to visit from 9am to 5pm everyday in Fremantle. Members of the project team will be on hand at the shop to discuss the project in detail, answer questions and listen to any concerns the local community and businesses may have.

A location and open date for the pop up shop will be provided shortly.


When will work take place

In most cases, we will work on weekdays between 7am and 7pm. Much of our work cannot be undertaken after hours as the noise of saw cutting, excavation and compactors at night would not be considered acceptable in high density mixed residential and commercial areas. However, we will undertake less noisy work overnight where possible to ensure we complete our project as quickly as possible.