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Stage two of the Glen Dhu Combined Drainage Upgrade project is now complete following the construction of a large diversion pipeline. The new 270m combined sewage and stormwater pipeline will divert some flow away from the Glen Dhu area during rain events.

“The Glen Dhu Combined Drainage Upgrade will significantly reduce the risk of wet-weather overflows impacting surrounding homes and businesses, including the Door of Hope and the Launceston Swim School,” Project Manager, Fraser Nuttall, said.

During construction, a section of footpath between Pipeworks Road and Thistle Street was closed for public access, as well as the onramp to the Southern Outlet near Glen Dhu Primary School.

“Despite the necessity for extended traffic diversions around the site and extensive remediation and reinstatement requirements, the project finished on time, with generally positive feedback from stakeholders and the general public,” Mr Nuttall said.

The second phase comes after the first stage of the project was completed in late 2018, including the sealing of a manhole at the rear of the Launceston Swim School.

There has been no recorded overflows in the area following significant rain events since the first stage works were completed.

“We appreciate the support the City of Launceston has provided throughout this project and thank nearby residents, business owners and the motoring public for their patience during the construction period,” Mr Nuttall said.

“We would also like to publicly recognise Zanetto Civil and IPD Consulting for their efforts in carrying out this challenging project safely.”

Charlotte Pordage is Editor of Utility magazine, a position she has held since November 2018. She joined the team as an Associate Editor in October 2017, after sharpening her writing and editing skills across a range of print and digital publications. Charlotte graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with joint honours in English and Latin. When she's not putting together Australia's only dedicated utility magazine, she can usually be found riding her horse or curled up with a good book.

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