Work is set to begin on a new $3 million capital investment project to upgrade the sewerage network in West End, an inner-city suburb of southern Brisbane.

The upgrade will occur in Mollison Street, West End, and will involve the construction of a new 430 metre, 500mm diameter sewer from Boundary Street to Hockings Street.

A tunnel boring machine will dig from under the intersection of Boundary Street, along Mollison Street, and under Montague Road to connect up to the existing sewerage network at Hockings Street.

Queensland Urban Utilities Chief Operating Officer, Robin Lewis, said the project will improve capacity to cater for future development.

“We recognise population growth and the increase in high-density living in the area will put pressure on local infrastructure,” he said.

“The Mollison Street upgrade will ensure the West End sewerage network will continue to serve the local community and protect against sewage overflows in times of wet weather or high demand.

“Once connected, this main will link up to the Toowong Sewer via a connection under the Brisbane River.”

Work is due to start in the last week in April and expected to take six months to complete, depending on ground and weather conditions.

“Queensland Urban Utilities has consulted extensively with local residents and businesses, and will work hard to minimise impacts on the community,” Mr Lewis said.

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