Cecil Hills - M7 underbore works continue

To ensure critical services continue and our environmental and safety risks are managed appropriately, some Sydney Water employees and contractors are authorised to continue working under the updated restrictions.

Our contractor Athassel Civil and sub-contractor Pezzimenti are currently working on tunnelling underneath Westlink M7 to install a portion of the new water main.

At the time of the NSW Government’s announcement to pause all construction activities, the tunnelling activities were halfway completed.

Due to the nature of the tunnelling equipment used and its potential impacts on the ground underneath the M7 roadway when not in operation, we have been granted permission to continue this work “to ensure the safe operation of existing transport infrastructure”.

We will have a total of 10 workers attending this site each day. Our workers will travel directly from home to site and back each day and will have no interaction with the local community.

The health and wellbeing of Sydney Water crews are our top priority, including employees and contractors who work in the identified LGAs of Fairfield, Canterbury-Bankstown, and Liverpool. While urgent works continue, all crews are adhering to testing, social distancing, and mask requirements.

Sydney Water has a comprehensive process in place to ensure we are only conducting urgent works during this time - works that may cause harm to the community and environment if they are not carried out.

Members of the public can rest easy knowing that Sydney Water's front line crews are authorised to work safely to continue delivering these essential services for their communities.

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