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Pipeline Works Begin

Pipeline Works Begin

Pipeline To Be Laid Along Great Ocean Road To Twelve Apostles

Works have officially begun at the Twelve Apostles this week, with a multi million dollar upgrade to pipelines underway.

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The investment of $8.6 million will see an 11-kilometre pipeline connecting the Twelve Apostles Visitor Centre toilets to the Port Campbell Sewage Treatment Plant, ensuring Environmental Protection Authority standards are met as visitor numbers continue to rise.

Using directional boring technology, the pipeline will be installed along the shoulder of the Great Ocean Road, minimising environmental impact and minimising vegetation removal in the road reserve and Port Campbell National Park during construction.

An additional pipeline will run alongside, supplying drinking water to the visitor centre. This will decrease the number of tanker trucks on the Great Ocean Road. Last year, 503 truckloads of water were delivered to the Twelve Apostles centre; totalling approximately 11,267 kilometres of travel, which is the same as driving around Australia.

The project is delivered in partnership with Wannon Water and is expected to provide income for the local economy with contractors utilising accommodation providers and supporting local businesses.

Construction will commence from both ends of the pipeline, with traffic closed to one lane on the Great Ocean Road where work is occurring. Traffic management contractors will be used to control the traffic flow and motorists should make provision for delays, particularly in peak periods.

Works are anticipated to be complete by mid-2020.

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