About the project

Planning works are underway for a future project to replace an 800m section of water main along Shepparton's Hawdon Street.

The current 375mm diameter main was constructed in 1961 and has recently experienced several bursts and leaks. These failures have caused considerable interruptions to customer water supplies and impacts to road users.

Investigative works will be carried out in June to plan the right course of action for future works, so we can prioritise the project.

The works will be carried out as part of GVW's annual water main replacement porgram, designed to improve service reliability through proactive infrastructure upgrades, and repairs on infrastructure that has previously experienced a number of bursts or failures. 

Project updates

23 June

Motorists may experience temporary delays along Shepparton’s Hawdon St next week as Goulburn Valley Water begins exploratory works for a future water main replacement project.

Small sections of the main will be drilled into along Hawdon St between Knight St and Balaclava Rd, to help understand the existing main’s condition and to determine the right replacement option.

Works will begin on Tuesday, 28 June and are expected to run for two to three days.

Crews will only be working on small sections of the road at a time to minimise the impact on road users and traffic management will be in place.

There will be no interruption to the water supply during these works.