19 September update - Previously our contractor Downer completed some early work to start the Ferguson-Pitt transformation – including setting up the new traffic layout and removing the pedestrian crossing on Ferguson.
This work allows our in-house Council water team to now start upgrading the water pipes beneath the road. The team began setting up on Friday 16 September and you’ll see them start work from early next week. Their work is expected to take a few weeks, before Downer returns to start the road rebuild.
The team will start next week on the pipes along Pitt Street and a small section of Ferguson Street to Camelot Motor Lodge.
Properties on the southern side of Pitt Street (opposite side to the FMG building) will undergo a brief water shutdown period on Tuesday (20 September) night. The affected properties have been either visited by our team or a letter delivered to their letterbox on Friday. We’ll need to do three more water shutdowns to connect new mains during the project, and we will work closely with any affected properties on the best times and days to do these.
Before Christmas the main work will be focusing on some upgrades to water services in the area.