Merewether water tank demolition and communications tower

Hunter Water recently demolished an ageing water tank off Hickson Street, Merewether and constructed a new communications tower in its place.

This work was part of a project to reduce ongoing maintenance requirements, improve operational safety and the reliability of water supply to our customers.

We are pleased to report that this work is now complete. We will remove the mesh around the newly laid turf once it has had some time to establish.

We would like to thank you for your patience while we carried out this important work.

View the environmental assessment and design documents placed on public exhibition

Project timeline

Due to delays in the material supply chain for the new concrete pole, the demolition of the water tank was deferred by about six weeks.

Below is an approximate timeline of the project works:

  1. March 2022: Installation of temporary timber pole prior to demolition commencing
  2. April 2022: Water tank demolition commences
  3. May/June 2022: Construction of the new communications tower starts
  4. August 2022: Construction complete

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