Geelong ovoid sewer rehabilitation

We are rehabilitating a two-kilometre section of the ovoid sewer main in Malop Street and Bellerine Street, Geelong. A smaller section between Grandview Grange and Stubbs Avenue in North Geelong will also be rehabilitated as part of the project.

The sewer was built in 1917 and is one of Geelong’s principal sewers and services more than 18,000 properties. After a century of use, the sewer is in need of rehabilitation to ensure its structural integrity for the future.


We are replacing a two-kilometre section of the Geelong ovoid sewer main.



Works begin in May 2017 and are scheduled for completion late 2017.

Most work is scheduled at night to minimise disruption.

In the Geelong CBD, major construction will occur between 8 pm and 7 am, weekdays.

In residential areas, major construction will occur between 7 pm and 6 am, weekdays.



There will no interuption to services.

There will be no impact to property.

The majority of the work will take place within the road and road reserves. There will some short-term changes to local traffic and street parking.

Affected residents and businesses will be notified directly.

During construction, you may notice:

  • construction workers
  • increased noise
  • construction lights (at night time)
  • some resin or sewer odour.


Keeping you up to date

We will be communicating with affected customers regularly throughout the project.

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.


More information

For all enquiries, please contact us and ask to speak with a member of the Stakeholder and Community Engagement team.