Water main replacement on Cairns Esplanade

  • Type of work: Water Supply Works
  • Suburb: Cairns CBD
  • Work period (anticipated): 05/05/2020 to 17/07/2020
  • Description: Water main replacement on Cairns Esplanade (between Aplin and Florence Sts) in the Cairns CBD.
  • Likely impacts: Noise; Dust; Traffic Control
  • Location: Cairns Esplanade, between Aplin & Florence Sts
  • Status: Closed

As part of Council’s ongoing water service improvement program, a water main is being replaced along the Cairns Esplanade (between Aplin and Florence Streets) in the Cairns CBD.

Works will commence from 5 May 2020 and are expected to be completed by the end of June, subject to favourable weather conditions. The works will be completed in 3-4 sections starting at Aplin Street and moving north toward the Florence Street intersection. The verge on the northern side of the Esplanade will be occupied during these works.

Construction noise and some dust associated with the work may be experienced during working hours but will be kept to a minimum where possible. Traffic management will be in place where construction activities affect vehicle and/or pedestrian movements. There may be some disruption to water services during this time however directly affected residents will be advised.

Working hours will typically be between 7am and 4pm Monday to Friday, and 7am to 1pm on Saturday. Should any after-hours work be required, it will be undertaken on an “as needed” basis.

Council appreciates your patience and cooperation during this time.

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: 17 July 2020