Works are set to recommence shortly at the site of Warburton Water World when the construction industry returns from the Christmas shutdown period on 17 January.
Unfortunately, the construction of a new car park, drainage, footpath and turning lanes at the site on Woods Point Road has been delayed due to a mix of weather and pandemic-related factors.
The storm event in June caused flooding and ground damage issues at the site, delaying works until ground conditions were safe enough to return to.
Discoveries of previously undetected drainage pipework, telecom cables and NBN infrastructure at the site also delayed construction until issues related to them were resolved.
COVID-19 restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne during periods of last year also caused delays due to construction industry shutdown, along with supply and resource shortages stemming from the pandemic.
The updated timeline for completion of this project is now late March-early April.
While works are being completed, alternate car parking for Warburton Water World is in place at the Redwood Community Centre, 3505 Warburton Highway, Warburton.
Council apologies for any inconvenience that these delays may have caused to community members, and will do everything it can to complete this project safely as quickly as possible.