M40 Water Main Renewal
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M40 Water Main Renewal


Melbourne Water


Northcote, Victoria

The M40 Water Main Renewal and Reinstatement project is situated on 2 kilometres of St Georges Road in Northcote. The project’s main aim is to reinstate critical, community infrastructure and assets using civil landscape design.

In January 2016, negative stakeholder feedback regarding the proposed works appeared in the press. As a result, Spiire’s Water Engineering and Landscape Architecture teams were commissioned to lead the stakeholder engagement process and develop a masterplan and detailed design for the corridor.

Our team managed the expectations set by the key lobby groups that involved green spaces, road safety and the sharing of pathways. As a result of our consultations, we were able to develop a successful masterplan that satisfied the needs of all stakeholders.

The design for the reinstatement will regenerate the corridor with a net increase in the number of trees and vegetation. We were also able to deliver a wider shared-user path for cyclists and pedestrians for increased safety. Interpretive signage was be used to define the significant history of the corridor.

Our Visual Media team were subsequently engaged to provide 3D renders for community consultation and engagement.

This project showcases Spiire’s experience in negotiating with a range of stakeholders.

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