In April 2017, Abergeldie was engaged by Yarra Valley Water (YVW) for the construction of Stage 1A – 1D of the new Kalkallo Creek Main Sewer (KCMS). This exciting $28.4 million project is part of YVW’s Northern Growth Corridor Sewer Servicing Strategy. The total length of the proposed sewer is over 13 km comprising of three stages of which Stage 1 is approximately 3.4km long.

The scope includes:

  • Excavation of launch and receival shafts for tunnel boring and pipe jacking
  • Tunnelling and pipe jacking of 3369m of 1.395m internal diameter glass reinforced pipe
  • Maintenance hole installation at various locations of varying sizes from 2400mm to 3500mm
  • A number of smaller connection lines to exiting maintenance holes
  • Installation of a 2400m diameter vortex drop maintenance hole

The tunnel alignment includes crossings beneath Merri Creek and the Hume Freeway and a connection to the existing Amaroo Main Sewer, where the tunnel boring access shaft will be converted into a manhole.

Tunnel boring and pipe boring is being carried out using Abergeldie’s in-house owned, maintained and operated Herrenknecht equipment.

Detailed surveying is required to confirm the line and level of new sewers and of existing sewers at tie-in positions. Close interface management is required with parties involved in other real estate development and infrastructure projects nearby, including the Kallo Estate Development, Cloverton Estate Development, Merrifield Business Park Development, Klandy Drive Branch Sewer, Lockerbie South Branch Sewer and Merrifield Central Branch Sewer


Yarra Valley Water

Current status:

In Progress

Start date:

April 2017


$28.4 million