Holiday Season Office Hours


  On behalf of the team at the AMCouncil, we wish you a very happy and safe festive season and an enjoyable break before it all starts again in 2021. Our office will be closed from 24 December to 10 January (inclusive).

Doing the Dirty Work: Upgrading Sewerage Systems

Upgrading Sewerage SystemsMost often, maintenance and upgrade work is dirty work.

In 2020, Coliban Water completed possibly the dirtiest of upgrades. The Heathcote Sewer Scheme Project was designed to provide reticulated sewerage services to properties still using septic tanks. Residents and business owners in the Heathcote area now have a safer and more environmentally friendly way to manage wastewater1.

Read more: Doing the Dirty Work: Upgrading Sewerage Systems

Level Crossing Removal at Moreland and Coburg

Moreland and CoburgThe level crossing removal work throughout the suburbs of Melbourne has headed north.

The 2.5km elevated rail bridge1 along the Upfield Line was completed in November 2020, two weeks ahead of schedule. Four sets of boom gates over Bell, Munro and Reynard Streets in Coburg, and Moreland Road in Brunswick were removed, making intersections less congested and increasing safety for the community. Construction of the rail bridge consists of 268 bridge beams, each weighing 110 tonnes and measures more than 30 metres in length. Two custom-built 90 tonnes gantry cranes from the United States were used to access the build in a narrow corridor. At the peak of construction, the two cranes were installing fourteen beams each day, helping to get the job done faster2.

Read more: Level Crossing Removal at Moreland and Coburg