Green Square Stormwater Drain Project - Maddox Street to Alexandra Canal

Our work on the northern side of Huntley Street Bridge is nearly finished. Huntley Street returned to two-way traffic in November 2017 and apart from some planned night time road closures, this will not change until we finish our work. We'll keep the local community informed of all our upcoming night work.

The project has suffered unfortunate delays, but we're now progressing the relocation of telecommunications, water, gas and electricity services on the southern side of Huntley Street. We appreciate the community's support during this important work.

Huntley Street

Huntley Street returned to two-way traffic in November 2017 and albeit for some planned night time road closures, this will not change until we finish our work.

We’ve largely completed the relocation of telecommunications, water, gas and electricity services and are now working on the new bridge deck on the southern side of Huntley Street. This will allow us to complete the new bridge to replace the existing bridge that has almost reached its lifespan.

We expect all our work to be finished in September 2019.


Sheas Creek

We've widened the Sheas Creek stormwater channel between Maddox Street

Huntley Street

Huntley Street returned to two-way traffic in November 2017 and albeit for some planned night time road closures, this will not change until we finish our work.

We’ve largely completed the relocation of telecommunications, water, gas and electricity services and are now working on the new bridge deck on the southern side of Huntley Street. This will allow us to complete the new bridge to replace the existing bridge that has almost reached its lifespan.

We expect all our work to be finished in September 2019.


Sheas Creek

We've widened the Sheas Creek stormwater channel between Maddox Street and Alexandra Canal.

This work involved:

  • excavating along the existing open channel along Sheas Creek, between Maddox Street and Alexandra Canal
  • building a brand new, shared pedestrian and cycle path. This path will connect Maddox Street to Alexandra Canal
  • diverting and relocating existing utility services in Huntley Street so we could widen and replace the bridge
  • removing the culverts under the bridge to accommodate flood waters ( see picture)
  • upgrading the bridge deck in sections.



  • Shea's Creek and new shared path

    about 1 year ago
    Sheas creek 2

    We have widened Shea’s Creek stormwater channel. Widening the channel will increase the stormwater capacity and assist in reducing flooding at Huntley Street. We have started installing the sandstone finish in channel. We will soon start landscaping beside the new shared path with native plants.

    This work is expected to be completed in mid-2018.


    We have widened Shea’s Creek stormwater channel. Widening the channel will increase the stormwater capacity and assist in reducing flooding at Huntley Street. We have started installing the sandstone finish in channel. We will soon start landscaping beside the new shared path with native plants.

    This work is expected to be completed in mid-2018.


  • Huntley Street Update

    about 1 year ago

    We have completed work on the north side of the bridge and Huntley Street was reopened to two-way traffic in November 2017.

    We are continuing to work on the south side of the bridge. We are preparing to re-locate telecommunication, water, gas and electricity services. While this work is happening, we will maintain access to businesses in Huntley Street. Businesses and visitors may notice noise and dust during this work. We are taking steps to reduce the impact from our work.


    We have completed work on the north side of the bridge and Huntley Street was reopened to two-way traffic in November 2017.

    We are continuing to work on the south side of the bridge. We are preparing to re-locate telecommunication, water, gas and electricity services. While this work is happening, we will maintain access to businesses in Huntley Street. Businesses and visitors may notice noise and dust during this work. We are taking steps to reduce the impact from our work.


  • Shared Path update

    almost 2 years ago
    Photomontage p3 huntleystpedcrossing 17.08.23
    Work to build the two kilometre Green Square stormwater drain is progressing. This update provides information on the shared path, expected to be open in mid 2018.

    Sydney Water, in partnership with the City of Sydney, is building a two kilometre underground stormwater
    drain from Epsom Road, Zetland to the existing stormwater system at Alexandra Canal in Alexandria.
    As part of the project, we’ll install a 350 metre section of shared path on Sydney Water and City of Sydney land along the eastern side of the Shea’s Creek stormwater channel. This channel runs between Maddox Street and the start of...

    Work to build the two kilometre Green Square stormwater drain is progressing. This update provides information on the shared path, expected to be open in mid 2018.

    Sydney Water, in partnership with the City of Sydney, is building a two kilometre underground stormwater
    drain from Epsom Road, Zetland to the existing stormwater system at Alexandra Canal in Alexandria.
    As part of the project, we’ll install a 350 metre section of shared path on Sydney Water and City of Sydney land along the eastern side of the Shea’s Creek stormwater channel. This channel runs between Maddox Street and the start of Alexandra Canal, to the south of Huntley Street.The path is part of a long-term commitment by both state and local governments to create the Alexandra Canal Path
    along the entire length of the canal. The Alexandra Canal Path is part of a wider connectivity
    plan. It forms part of the City’s Sustainable Sydney 2030 strategy and the 2001 Alexandra Canal Masterplan. This section of the path between Maddox Street and the Alexandra Canal is being built by the DG Alliance, the team formed by Sydney Water and the City of Sydney to build the new stormwater drain. We expect to have this section of the shared path completed by mid 2018.



  • Huntley Street work delays

    almost 2 years ago

    Huntley Street work delays


    We’re building the Green Square Stormwater Drain to reduce flooding in and around Green Square and reduce flooding around Alexandria. The project will allow development in the Green Square Town Centre, which will include a new aquatic centre, library and cultural centre, as well as public art and green spaces.

    Traffic update
    We’re widening Shea’s Creek underneath Huntley Street Bridge and building a higher and wider bridge to increasethe capacity of the stormwater system. This has involved the closure of westbound traffic on Huntley Street, Alexandria.

    One-way traffic flow on Huntley Street willnow continue until mid-November...

    Huntley Street work delays


    We’re building the Green Square Stormwater Drain to reduce flooding in and around Green Square and reduce flooding around Alexandria. The project will allow development in the Green Square Town Centre, which will include a new aquatic centre, library and cultural centre, as well as public art and green spaces.


    Traffic update
    We’re widening Shea’s Creek underneath Huntley Street Bridge and building a higher and wider bridge to increasethe capacity of the stormwater system. This has involved the closure of westbound traffic on Huntley Street, Alexandria.

    One-way traffic flow on Huntley Street willnow continue until mid-November 2017.

    We know our work on Huntley Street has been disruptive to local residents, businesses and commuters and we apologise for how long this work is taking. We understand the impact this work is having on the traffic flow in and around Alexandria and appreciate your continued patience.

    Huntley Street Bridge is a major corridor for utilities such as water, stormwater, sewerage, telecommunications, electricity and gas services. Unfortunately we underestimated the complexity and difficulty of work on the bridge and further difficulties in service relocation have delayed the reopening of Huntley Street to two-way traffic.

    Working around the existing services in the bridge is very difficult and their proximity to each other means we had to change our original construction plans andmethods.

    The number of significant infrastructure projects underway in Sydney means there are limited specialist workers available, which has also delayed our work.
    The Huntley Street Bridge was approaching the end of its life. We’re replacing the bridge while we increase the capacity of the stormwater network, which means the bridge won’t need to be replaced separately in the near future.

    What are we doing to speed things up?
    We’re investing additional resources (machinery and people), have refocused our planning and are working more closely with other utilities to ensure we can return to two-way traffic as soon as possible. We have also temporarily extended our working hours both during the week and on the weekends to speed up construction during July and for the first two weeks of August.

    We’re now making solid progress, have relocated the majority of services running under the north side of the bridge and have started to build the new bridge deck and road. We thank you for your patience and want to reassure you that we are doing everything possible to reopen Huntley Street to two-way traffic as quickly and safely as possible.



  • Huntley Street Bridge traffic update

    over 2 years ago
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    The Green Square Stormwater Drain Project will significantly reduce flooding in and around
    the area during torrential rain. It will help facilitate the Green Square Town Centre development,
    a major new residential, retail and cultural hub.

    The project involves installing two kilometres of stormwater drains from Epsom Road, Zetland
    to the existing stormwater system at Alexandra Canal.

    What to expect during construction

    We’re widening Shea’s Creek underneath Huntley Street Bridge to increase the capacity of the stormwater system. Our work has involved the closure of one lane of traffic on Huntley Street, Alexandria. We originally planned to reopen the road...

    The Green Square Stormwater Drain Project will significantly reduce flooding in and around
    the area during torrential rain. It will help facilitate the Green Square Town Centre development,
    a major new residential, retail and cultural hub.

    The project involves installing two kilometres of stormwater drains from Epsom Road, Zetland
    to the existing stormwater system at Alexandra Canal.

    What to expect during construction

    We’re widening Shea’s Creek underneath Huntley Street Bridge to increase the capacity of the stormwater system. Our work has involved the closure of one lane of traffic on Huntley Street, Alexandria. We originally planned to reopen the road to two-way traffic flow by January 2017.

    Our work at Huntley Street Bridge is complex. It involves the relocation of 29 different utilities including water, stormwater, sewage, telecommunications, electricity and gas services so we can rebuild the bridge in stages. The complexity of this utility relocation and the availability of service provider specialists to complete some of the work has delayed our progress. We have streamlined our construction approach to speed up completion of these works on the bridge. One‑way traffic flow on Huntley Street will now continue until late July 2017. Traffic flow will continue eastbound only on Huntley Street between Euston Road to Bourke Road. Traffic travelling westbound along Huntley Street, from Bourke Road to Euston Road, will continue to be diverted to Maddox Street.

    We understand our work has been disruptive and appreciate your patience and understanding.

    February to July 2017: One-way traffic flow
    Work will continue on the northern side of the bridge to finish relocating the gas main. Construction work will include:
    • closing the northern footpath on Huntley Street
    • building new bridge piles (support structures)
    • bridge deck construction including preparation for relocating electricity and optic fibre services.

    Pedestrian access
    The northern footpath will be closed near our worksite. Diversions will be in place to guide people safely around the work areas.

    Late July 2017: Return to two-way traffic flow
    Once the first stage of the bridge deck has been finished we can reopen the road to two lanes of traffic.
    Construction work will include:
    • relocating electrical and optic fibre services into the northern footpath
    • building a temporary northern footpath platform over Shea’s Creek
    • further bridge deck construction.


    August 2017 to April 2018: Bridge construction (southern side)
    Two-way traffic flow will continue while we build the southern side the bridge. Construction work will include:
    • service relocation and connections
    • finishing and reopening the southern Huntley Street footpath to pedestrians

    Pedestrian access
    We will reopen the northern footpath in August 2017 then close the southern footpath on Huntley Street
    near our worksite. Diversions will be in place to guide people safely around the work areas.

    May to July 2018: Bridge work continues
    We will complete minor works to finish the bridge and restore all impacted areas, including the road surface on and near the bridge.



  • Community Update

    over 2 years ago

    Keep up to date with the latest news on the Green Square Stormwater project. Check out what is happening in the Zetland area, including Link Road, Portman Street and Joynton Avenue.

    We have a separate update for the Alexandria area, including Huntley Street, Shea's Creek shared path, and Maddox Street.

    If you have any questions about the Green Square Stormwater Drain project, please contact the Community Relations Team on 1300 883 648 or stormwater@dgalliance.com.au


    Keep up to date with the latest news on the Green Square Stormwater project. Check out what is happening in the Zetland area, including Link Road, Portman Street and Joynton Avenue.

    We have a separate update for the Alexandria area, including Huntley Street, Shea's Creek shared path, and Maddox Street.

    If you have any questions about the Green Square Stormwater Drain project, please contact the Community Relations Team on 1300 883 648 or stormwater@dgalliance.com.au


  • Maddox Street to Alexandra Canal shared path

    over 2 years ago
    As part of the Green Square stormwater drain project, we’re building a 350 metre long shared path. The path will be open to the public for use by both pedestrians and bike riders.

    The path will be located along the eastern side of the Sheas Creek stormwater channel, between Maddox Street and the start of Alexandra Canal, to the south of Huntley Street.The Maddox Street to Alexandra Canal shared path is part of a long-term commitment by both state and local governments to create the Alexandra Canal Path, which will eventually run along the entire length of the canal.
    Future...

    As part of the Green Square stormwater drain project, we’re building a 350 metre long shared path. The path will be open to the public for use by both pedestrians and bike riders.

    The path will be located along the eastern side of the Sheas Creek stormwater channel, between Maddox Street and the start of Alexandra Canal, to the south of Huntley Street.The Maddox Street to Alexandra Canal shared path is part of a long-term commitment by both state and local governments to create the Alexandra Canal Path, which will eventually run along the entire length of the canal.
    Future stages of the Alexandra Canal Path will link to the Cooks River cycleway and cycleway network further south. This includes connecting with the new cycleway and pedestrian bridge proposed by WestConnex over the Alexandra Canal at Campbell Road, Alexandria.


    If you have any questions about the work, please feel free to call us on 1300 883 648 or email us at stormwater@dgalliance.com.au

  • Our work in and around Huntley Street

    by rebecca.pearson, about 3 years ago

    As part of the Green Square Stormater Drain Project, we're working in and around Huntley Street in Alexandria to install the section of the drain that will run between Maddox Street and the start of Alexandra Canal.

    We're doing this work on Sydney Water land and on and under Huntley Street by:

    • diverting and relocating existing underground utlity services on Huntley Street
    • widening the existing Sheas Creek stormwater channel, between Maddox Street and the canal
    • removing the culverts under the Huntley Street bridge
    • upgrading the Huntley Street bridge.

    We started diverting and relocating the utility services in early February 2016....

    As part of the Green Square Stormater Drain Project, we're working in and around Huntley Street in Alexandria to install the section of the drain that will run between Maddox Street and the start of Alexandra Canal.

    We're doing this work on Sydney Water land and on and under Huntley Street by:

    • diverting and relocating existing underground utlity services on Huntley Street
    • widening the existing Sheas Creek stormwater channel, between Maddox Street and the canal
    • removing the culverts under the Huntley Street bridge
    • upgrading the Huntley Street bridge.

    We started diverting and relocating the utility services in early February 2016. We're doing this so we don't damage them during the culvert and bridge work. We'll start the bridge upgrade work from early May. We're expecting that part of the work to take about six months to finish.

  • Changes to traffic and parking

    by claudia.clavijo, about 3 years ago
    Huntley street traffic changes infographic final

    During the Huntley Street Bridge upgrade, there'll be some temporary changes to traffic and parking arrangements in the area. You can click on the map to see these changes in more detail.

    We'll do the bridge work in sections so we can keep half of Huntley Street open at all times and maintain traffic access. We'll work on the north-eastern side of Huntley Street first before moving over to the canal side. This work should take about six months.

    During the work, one side of Huntley Street will be closed at all times and traffic diversions will be in place....

    During the Huntley Street Bridge upgrade, there'll be some temporary changes to traffic and parking arrangements in the area. You can click on the map to see these changes in more detail.

    We'll do the bridge work in sections so we can keep half of Huntley Street open at all times and maintain traffic access. We'll work on the north-eastern side of Huntley Street first before moving over to the canal side. This work should take about six months.

    During the work, one side of Huntley Street will be closed at all times and traffic diversions will be in place. These are shown on the map.

    We'll be removing about 50 parking spaces on both sides of Huntley Street around the bridge. We will reinstate these once the work is finished.



  • Changes to 348 bus route

    by claudia.clavijo, about 3 years ago

    During the Huntley Street work, there will be a temporary change to the 348 Wolli Creek to Bondi Junction bus service that runs along Huntley Street.

    The eastbound route, towards Bondi Junction, will not change but the westbound route, towards Wolli Creek, will be diverted along Maddox Street. These changes are shown on the map below.

    We'll be temporarily closing the westbound bus stops on Huntley Street. Passengers travelling in that direction may use other existing stops on Collins and Maddox Streets, or Euston and Sydney Park Roads. Once we have finished the construction work, we will re-open the bus...

    During the Huntley Street work, there will be a temporary change to the 348 Wolli Creek to Bondi Junction bus service that runs along Huntley Street.

    The eastbound route, towards Bondi Junction, will not change but the westbound route, towards Wolli Creek, will be diverted along Maddox Street. These changes are shown on the map below.

    We'll be temporarily closing the westbound bus stops on Huntley Street. Passengers travelling in that direction may use other existing stops on Collins and Maddox Streets, or Euston and Sydney Park Roads. Once we have finished the construction work, we will re-open the bus stops on Huntley Street.