We’re installing a new water main to increase the capacity, reliability and efficiency of our water network in the west of Bendigo. This essential work between Golden Square, Maiden Gully and Marong will cater for population growth in the region for decades to come.

This pipeline development is divided into six sections, across two project phases, and will take a number of years to complete, with construction for Section A recently finished. See map below for details.

Construction will involve a mix of open trench and pipeline boring work. Local contractor S&R Engineering and Construction will be carrying out the works.

An upgraded sewer main, also going in between Maiden Gully and Marong, will provide the infrastructure necessary to meet the future needs of these growing suburbs.

Project milestones and when we'll contact you

We're committed to keeping our customers and the local community updated as the project continues.
  • Timeline item 1 - active

    Section A - Aspinall Street to Specimen Hill Channel - completed late 2023

    Some reinstatement work in early 2024

    August 2023 - We contacted impacted residents about works starting.

    Nov 2023 – We contacted some residents where work would be close by their fence line.

  • Timeline item 2 - active

    Section B - Specimen Hill Channel to Olympic Parade - starting late 2024

    Early 2024 - Project update

  • Timeline item 3 - active

    Section C - Olympic Parade (at Rocky Rise) to Edwards Road - starting late 2024

    Early 2024 - Project update

  • Timeline item 4 - active

    Section D - Edwards Road to McNamara Drive - starting mid 2024

    Early 2024 - Project update

  • Timeline item 5 - active

    Section E - Edwards Road to Calder Highway - starting mid 2024

    Early 2024 - Project update

  • Timeline item 6 - active

    Maiden Gully to Marong - starting mid 2024

    March 2023 - We contacted impacted residents and landowners about property access for land surveying.

    May 2023 - We contacted residents about further property access.

    July 2023 - We contacted residents about property access for service locating.

    May 2024 - Project update and door knocking

  • Timeline item 7 - active

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    May 2023 - Live in Maiden Gully or Marong? We’ve got good news for you.

    October 2023 – We’re breaking ground this week

    December 2023 - We're wrapping up work on Section A

Marong water tank project already providing benefits

The Marong Tank project was completed in December 2021.

Installation of the new three-megalitre concrete tank and booster pump station at Sterry Road meant consistent water pressure in the town.

Huge population growth in the west of Bendigo was the catalyst for the Marong Tank Project which delivered improved network reliability for the community of Marong.

More growth is expected in Bendigo’s western suburbs in the coming years with the new pipeline to help support this area into the future.

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