Dunoon Road water main upgrade ahead of schedule

Friday, 07 July 2017

Lismore City Council is well ahead of schedule on the $1.5 million Dunoon Road water main upgrade with the first stage now complete and the second stage underway.
The project includes replacing an ageing water main along Dunoon Road in three stages. Built in the 1970s, the main was anticipated to have a lifespan of 70 years, but local residents have been frustrated by water interruptions for years, prompting Council to bring the upgrade timeline forward.
Work is now complete on stage one, a 1.8km length of water main between Modanville and Tullera Hall, and Council is now working on stage two, which continues past Tullera Hall about 1.2km south along Dunoon Road.
“Dunoon Road residents have been dealing with water interruptions for some time, so it’s fantastic to see this work progressing so fast,” Acting Works Manager David Hanna said.
“Both stages of work involve many residential services connections, and our staff are doing their best to complete the upgrade and limit water interruptions wherever possible. We know residents along Dunoon Road will breathe a sigh of relief when this project is complete and we’d like to thank those residents for their patience while work is underway.”

Stage three involves a larger main and is impacted by the proposed new reservoir required for the North Lismore Plateau development. These factors will take significantly more planning and design work, and the project is due for completion in the 2018/19.

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