Preliminary survey works have begun in areas of Heathcote as part of Coliban Water’s $5.8 million Heathcote Sewer Scheme Project.

General Manager Service Delivery and Infrastructure, Neville Pearce, said residents in affected areas received formal notification in early August 2017 about the proposed alignment and survey works.

“We have been speaking directly with residents in the areas identified that will be affected by the project and have also held a Your Town session in July 2017 providing an opportunity for the community to find out more about the project and provide feedback.

“This consultation and feedback has helped form the outline we now have for the proposed sewerage system.

“The next step is to undertake preliminary survey work that will provide more detailed information about the land, vegetation and underground services that are within the vicinity of the potential pipeline alignments,” Mr Pearce said.

The sewer scheme extension will take in parts of Bennett Street, Redleaf Close and the Argyle area in Heathcote.

Survey work in the Argyle area commenced last week and are expected to be completed by the end of August 2017. Geotechnical investigations will commence in September 2017.

Consultation is also underway with the Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation in relation to cultural heritage on the proposed pipeline alignments.

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