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Last modified: 30 Nov 2021 8:28am

A man in construction safety gear carries a pipe to two men in safety gear in a trench

Almost 10 kilometres of the Darfield Kirwee wastewater pipeline have been completed, with the pipeline now a third of the way built.

Over 14,000 worker hours have been completed so far to install the 26.5 kilometre pipeline allowing Darfield and Kirwee to connect to the Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant with the pipeline on track to be completed by August 2022.

The project is part of the Council’s Long-Term Plan 2021-2031. The project is supported by $10.66 million of government funding, and is providing jobs for over 40 people.

It will allow businesses on the main streets and new developments in Darfield and Kirwee to begin connecting to the Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The Council will hold further discussions with the wider Darfield and Kirwee community about connecting to the pipeline in the future.

Work has largely been completed along Burnham School Road from the Pines Wastewater Treatment Plant and Aylesbury Road between Two Chain Road and Wards Road, and work is continuing on Miles Road.

From Wednesday 8 December Burnham Road will be closed to northbound traffic north of the Burnham School Road intersection for 100m as the work moves onto this road. A detour will be in place. This closure will be removed over the Christmas period from 23 December to 10 January. From 10 January to 26 April Burnham Road the one way system will extend to State Highway 1. During this time Burnham Road will only be open to southbound traffic. A detour will be in place for northbound traffic.

See the latest updates, including a live tracker of work completed and scheduled work on our wastewater pipeline page.