Water main replacement in the CBD

  • Type of work: Water Supply Works
  • Suburb: Cairns City
  • Work period (anticipated): 01/01/2019 to 30/07/2019
  • Description: Water main replacement along sections of Aplin and Abbott Streets in the CBD
  • Likely impacts: Noise; Dust; Traffic Control
  • Status: Closed

A water main replacement is programmed along sections of Aplin and Abbott Streets in the CBD to improve the security of our water supply and reduce future service interruptions. The works will start from the Northern end of Abbott Street (Abbott & Florence St intersection) and continue south along Abbott Street toward the Aplin & Abbott Street intersection, then along Aplin Street toward the Aplin & Lake Street intersection.

These works are scheduled to commence from 1 April 2019 and are proposed to be completed by July 2019, subject to favourable weather conditions.

Construction noise and some dust associated with the work may be experienced during working hours but will be kept to a minimal where possible. There may be some minor traffic delays and detours while the works are being completed however traffic management will be in place where construction activities affect vehicle and pedestrian movements.

Residents and businesses will be notified directly regarding any disruptions to water services. Council appreciates your patience and cooperation during this time.

Works along Abbott Street will be undertaken between 6am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. Works along Aplin Street will be undertaken between 6pm and 6am, Monday to Friday, to meet obligations under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act in relation to protected species (Spectacled Flying Foxes). Any works to be undertaken outside the hours specified for each location will be on an “as required” basis.

Should you require further information in regards to the above work please contact Cairns Regional Council's Customer Service Centre on 1300 69 22 47.

Last updated: 15 August 2019