Fifth Street, Nichols Point Sewer Main Upgrade

During the first quarter of 2024, Lower Murray Water will be undertaking an essential sewer main upgrade on Fifth Street, Nichols Point.

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During the first quarter of 2024, Lower Murray Water will be undertaking an essential sewer main upgrade on Fifth Street, Nichols Point. Works will commence near the intersection of Irymple Avenue and proceed north-west along Fifth Street, terminating at the channel between Karadoc and Sandilong Avenues.

These works are necessary to increase capacity in line with current and future housing expansion in the immediate area.

Works will commence in January 2024 and are expected to be completed by the end of March. To facilitate this necessary work, there will be the need for some traffic restrictions, particularly when works cross Irymple, Koorlong and Karadoc Avenues, however, please rest assured that access restrictions to homes and businesses in the affected areas will be minimal and communicated in advance.

Frequently Asked Questions

The current sewer main is close to its operating capacity, and a new main is required to provide additional capacity to meet current and future housing development in the area. Replacing it now will ensure a reliable sewerage service into the future.

The works will be conducted during the first quarter of 2024. Our tentative start date is Monday 15 January 2024. We will strive to complete the works as quickly as possible while ensuring works are carried out to a high standard.

Yes, there will be the need for traffic restrictions at key points of the project, particularly when the new main installation crosses Irymple, Koorlong and Karadoc Avenues, and for short periods when crossing property entrances. Customers will be advised in advance of any disruption to property access.

Sewerage services will not be disrupted during these works. The new line is a duplication of the existing service and is separate to existing connections.

We value your input. Our team will be reaching out to affected businesses and residents to gather feedback and tailor our approach to minimise disruptions. Leading up to the works you can contact David Zacher on 0477 561 187. Once works commence the primary contact will be Gaudern Gray, Team Leader Civil Maintenance, by phone on 0439 635 133.

While we aim for timely completion, unforeseen issues or weather events may cause delays. We appreciate your patience and understanding in such situations.

For further inquiries, you can contact David Zacher, Customer and Stakeholder Liaison, at 0477 561 187 or via email at

Absolutely. We are genuinely concerned about our customers and committed to working collaboratively. Whilst we cannot eliminate them altogether, we plan to minimise disruptions to your business or residence.

We will endeavour to minimise the likelihood of damage to nature strip sprinkler systems; however, rest assured any damage to pipes and fittings will be rectified as a part of our works.

Feel free to contact us with any specific concerns you have. We are here to address them and ensure the smooth progress of the project.