Prospect South to Macarthur (ProMac)

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Under the ProMac project we are building new drinking water pipelines and infrastructure between Prospect South and Macarthur as part of Sydney Water's long-term plan to extend the city’s water capacity and supply.

ProMac will upgrade our existing water reservoirs at Liverpool and Cecil Park as well as build two new reservoirs at Oran Park. This will allow for an extra 100 Megalitres of additional reservoir capacity in Western Sydney. That’s the equivalent of about 50 Olympic-sized swimming pools!

We’re also building 15 km of additional pipework, three pumping stations and upgrading our existing network to ensure growing communities in South Western Sydney have access to clean drinking water.

Sydney Water is investing in new infrastructure that will support the growing, dynamic South Western Sydney.

ProMac will help Sydney Water deliver on its vision of creating a better life with world-class water services.

Under the ProMac project we are building new drinking water pipelines and infrastructure between Prospect South and Macarthur as part of Sydney Water's long-term plan to extend the city’s water capacity and supply.

ProMac will upgrade our existing water reservoirs at Liverpool and Cecil Park as well as build two new reservoirs at Oran Park. This will allow for an extra 100 Megalitres of additional reservoir capacity in Western Sydney. That’s the equivalent of about 50 Olympic-sized swimming pools!

We’re also building 15 km of additional pipework, three pumping stations and upgrading our existing network to ensure growing communities in South Western Sydney have access to clean drinking water.

Sydney Water is investing in new infrastructure that will support the growing, dynamic South Western Sydney.

ProMac will help Sydney Water deliver on its vision of creating a better life with world-class water services.

  • Cecil Hills - night works and road closure on Feodore Drive

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    We’ll be working at the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and Feodore Drive to remove the borehead from the tunnelling machine that has been installing a new water pipe below Lancaster Avenue.

    To minimise the impact to road users during the week, we’ll complete this work during one night shift between Friday 11 June and Wednesday 16 June 2021, weather permitting. We will not work Sundays or public holidays.

    Our work hours at this intersection will be from 10 pm to 4:30 am. Work will include digging in the road to remove a tunnelling borehead and temporary restoration of impacted areas.

    During these extended hours, we’ll be accessing our site compound in Pye Hill Reserve via Leopold Place for deliveries and to collect materials to transport to the worksite.

    During our night works, we’ll need to temporarily close Feodore Drive between Lancaster Avenue and Clementina Circuit to remove the tunnelling borehead. Local access will be maintained to properties within this road closure, however there may be some delays. A detour will be in place via Spencer Road and Feodore Drive.

    As we work at the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and Feodore Drive, a section of the footpath around Doujon Lake (between Amelia Close and Feodore Drive) will be closed.

    Traffic controllers will be in place to safely assist vehicles and pedestrians around our work areas.


  • Bonnyrigg Heights - installation of electrical cable

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    We are installing 3.4 km of underground electrical cable to connect the new pumping station in Cecil Hills to the Abbotsbury Zone Substation in Bonnyrigg Heights.

    Construction will start on Sunday 6 June 2021 and will take approximately 12 weeks to compete - weather permitting.

    The cable will be pulled through existing underground conduits on

    • Cowpasture Road
    • Elizabeth Drive
    • Gloucester Street
    • Lewis Street
    • Wilson Road
    • Simpson Road and
    • Schubert Place

    There will be some interruptions to power supply. Eneadvour Energy will notify you directly if your property is affected.

    We will need to close lanes on Copwasture Road, Elizabeth Drive and Lewis Street to protect our workers. In order to minimise impact on traffic, we will be doing night works on these roads. Where possible we will not work more than two consecutive nights in one location or more than three nights a week.

    The only exception to this is the underbore / tunnelling of Cowpasture Road, which we will need to complete in five consecutive days and nights.

    Our standard working hours:

    Monday - Friday 7am to 6pm
    Saturday 8am to 1pm (if required
    No work planned for Sundays or public holidays

    Night work hours

    Sunday to Friday 7pm to 6am

    We apologise for the inconvenience this causes you and ask that you bear with us for this short time while we get this work completed as quickly as possible.


  • Cecil Hills - Sandringham Drive closure: Friday, 4 June 7pm to Monday 7 June 6am

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    We are installing a section of the new water pipeline across Sandringham Drive, Cecil Hills over the weekend, to minimise the impact to residents and road users.

    Our working hours will be 7 pm Friday 4 June to 6 am Monday 7 June 2021, weather permitting.

    During this time, there will be a road closure of Sandringham Drive between Spencer Road and the intersection of Windsor Road / Edinburgh Circuit. Detours will be in place via Elizabeth Drive, Cowpasture Road, Frederick Road and Spencer Road. Local access will be maintained, however there may be some delays.

    There will also be impacts to bus stops and route 807 along Sandringham Drive, including:

    • the closure of four bus stops on Sandringham Drive between Edinburgh Circuit and Spencer Road
    • a shuttle bus operating in place of bus 807 between Cowpasture Road near Bancroft Road and Sandringham Drive near Windsor Road.

    Please follow all directional signage installed at bus stops and allow extra time in planning your journey.

  • Kemps Creek - closure of Western Road 13 May - 10 June

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    A section of the pipeline will be installed at the intersection of Cross Street and Western Road - and from there works will continuing north along Western Road towards Elizabeth Drive.

    Western Road between Sumbray Avenue and Cross Street will be closed to traffic while we complete this stage. A detour will be in place via Exeter Road, Devonshire Road and Cross Street. Traffic management will be in place to safely direct vehicles and pedestrians around the work site. Local access will be maintained, however there may be some delays. Please refer to the map below.

    Following completion of the section near the intersection of Cross Street and Western Road, the closure will move north along Western Road between Cross Street and Elizabeth Drive to enable installation of the pipeline to continue. We will notify you before the second stage begins.

    The work will take up to 4 weeks to complete between Thursday 13 May and Thursday 10 June 2021, weather permitting.

  • Kemps Creek construction - we are half way there!

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    We have hit a milestone on the pipeline construction in Kemps Creek, with 50% of the 4.5 km long new water main completed! We would like to thank residents for their patience and cooperation during the construction thus far.


  • Bossley Park and West Hoxton - valve installations

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    Beginning in June, we will be installing a valve on

    • Prairie Vale Road, Bossley Park


    • Quarry Road, Bossley Park and


    • near the intersection Twenty Fifth Avenue and Twenty Sixth Avenue in West Hoxton

    These valves will control the pressure of the water as it enters homes.

    There will also be a small electrical cabinet and pits installed on the council verge. Please refer to the maps below for the exact locations.

    This work will involve:

    • investigating and surveying the area

    • digging in the council verge and road to install the valve and cabling

    • installing the cabinet and connecting cabling.

    There will be an interruption to water supply during the final stages of work. Residents will be notified before this occurs.


  • Cecil Hills - installation of electrical cables in May

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    Starting in May, we will begin work to install 3.4km of new underground electrical cable to connect the new pumping station being built in Cecil Hills to the Abbotsbury Zone Substation in Bonnyrigg Heights. We pull the electrical cables through existing underground conduits on Cowpasture Road, Elizabeth Drive, Gloucester Street, Lewis Street, Wilson Road, Simpson Road and Schubert Place.

    From Monday, 10 May 2021, we will start investigating and surveying the area, setting up site facilities, digging pits and using winches to haul cables and we will restore the impacted areas. This will take about two weeks.

    Construction will start on Monday 24 May 2021 and will take two weeks (weather permitting).


    Our work hours

    • 7 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday

    • 8 am to 1 pm Saturday.

    To reduce impacts to traffic, some work may be completed at night. We will notify you before this occurs.

  • Mount Annan - site facility set up and investigation works

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    We will start setting up site facilities for the pipeline construction between between the Narellan South Reservoir and Sugarloaf Pump Station in Menangle Park on Tuesdat 3 May 2021. This will include clearing trees and removing vegetation within 20 metres of our work area. We will also do some investigations and surveying works along the alignment around that time.

    Construction of the pipeline is planned to finished in June 2022 - weather permitting.

    Our working hours are 7 am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays.



  • Kemps Creek - school holidays construction update

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    We will use the school holidays to install a section of the pipeline in front of Kemps Creek Public School and Christadelphian Heritage College on Cross Street to minimise impact on school traffic.

    We will extend our working hours for this section of the pipeline. Our work hour will be 7 am to 8pm Monday - Sunday (excluding Public Holidays), starting Tuesday 6 April until Monday 19 April 2021 (weather permitting).

    Standard working hours will be re-introduced for the construction of the pipeline along Cross Street towards Western Road.

    There will be changes to local traffic during the construction. A section of Cross Street between Devonshire Road and the end of the school zone will be closed to traffic. A detour will be in place via Devonshire Road, Exeter Road and Western Road. Please follow traffic controllers direction to safely navigate around the work site. Local access will be maintained, but there may be some delays.

    Once the construction near the school is completed, we will progressively close sections of Cross Street between Devonshire Road and Western Road.

    When school returns, there will be a U - Turn facility near the end of the school zone on Cross Street to provide a safe drop-off / pick up point for children.



  • Liverpool Reservoir - extended Saturday working hours

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    We are making great progress on the upgrades to Liverpool Reservoir, where we are building a new pumping station, a new reservoir tank and new pipelines to deliver drinking water services to over 84,000 homes in South West Sydney.

    We are trying to complete the project as soon as possible, so we will be extending our working hours from on Saturdays (8am - 5pm), starting Saturday 10 April 2020 until early 2022.

    We know our work can be disruptive so we will make any effort to reduce impacts to the community by doing noisier work during our standard hours of work during the week and switching off machinery when not in use.

    We have chosen rotary bored piling because it produces lower vibrations than other piling methods, but you may notice some vibrations as piling works continue.

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