Work has begun on a $3.5 million capital investment to protect and maintain a 3.4km sewer line in Brisbane’s north-west.

The North Kedron Brook Protection Project will extend the operational life of the sewer line, which starts near St Helens Road, Mitchelton and follows the contours of Kedron Brook through Gaythorne to South Pine Road, Everton Park.

Queensland Urban Utilities Chief Executive Officer, Louise Dudley, said the project would help ensure the long-term sustainability of the region’s sewerage infrastructure.

“The North Kedron Brook Sewer services about 46,000 customers in Brisbane’s north-western suburbs,” she said.

“The work will include constructing natural rock features to protect the sewerage pipe and stabilising the surrounding creek beds to reduce the risk of erosion.

“We recognise the Kedron Brook waterway is an important green space for the community, so we’ll be taking great care to preserve the natural beauty of the catchment and maintain the flow of the waterway.”

As part of the project, Queensland Urban Utilities has partnered with local bushcare groups and planted more than 400 native trees and shrubs in the area.

Works started in Teralba Park, Everton Park in early March 2014.

Project work hours will be from Monday to Friday, 7am to 5pm, with completion anticipated by November 2014, subject to weather and site conditions.

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