Campvale Culvert Renewal
The Campvale Culvert was constructed in the 1960's to transfer stormwater from Campvale Canal into Grahamstown Dam. The culvert has been identified as approaching the end of its functional life.
Hunter Water is undertaking a project to decommission the existing culvert and construct new assets to maintain functionality. Two new pipelines will be constructed from Campvale Pump station to Grahamstown Dam which will replace the existing culvert.
The driver for this project is to ensure the ongoing safety of the dam. This project is not part of any potential future plan related to changing the volume of water pumped from Campvale Canal into Grahamstown Dam or addressing any concern about water quality in Campvale Canal.
For more information on Grahamstown Dam see here
Construction work will be occurring on Grahamstown Road, 500 metres from the intersection of Richardson Road. Works will span from Campvale Pumping Station, across Grahamstown Road, to Grahamstown Dam.
Temporary closure of Grahamstown Road
Grahamstown Road will need to be closed for approximately 5 weeks from Tuesday 20 February 2018. New pipelines are being installed across Grahamstown Road, which is constructed upon the dam wall. To maintain the impermeable (watertight) seal of the dam wall during and after construction, open excavation, and therefore closure of Grahamstown Road, is required.
Hunter Water appreciates that the road closure will cause some disruption and we thank you for your patience.
Hunter Water has consulted with Port Stephens Council, NSW Roads & Maritime Services and Hunter Valley Buses regarding the road closure.
Information on temporary changes to Hunter Valley Buses route is available here.
Temporary closure of cycleway
The section of the cycleway and footpath along the dam wall will be closed at this location for approximately 6 weeks from Tuesday 20 February 2018.
- January 2018 - work commences on site.
- February 2019 - scheduled project completion date.
- February 2018 to April 2018 - closure of Grahamstown Rd (for approximately 5 weeks).
- February 2018 to June 2018 - closure of cycleway (for approximately 6 weeks).
*Dates may change due to weather events and other unforeseen circumstances.