Geraldton infill sewerage project kicks off

Geraldton infill sewerage project kicks off

  • Construction started on $1.4million infill sewerage project in Geraldton
  • 175 lots eligible to connect to central wastewater system by end of 2013
  • First of three infill projects planned in Geraldton

Water Minister Terry Redman on the 15th of May announced construction had begun on a $1.4million infill sewerage project in Geraldton, the first of three planned for the town. 

Mr Redman said the project would allow 175 lots located in south Geraldton to connect to the central wastewater system by late 2013.

“The project, known as South Geraldton SG3 Stage 1, includes parts of Utakarra and Karloo,” he said.

“Infill sewerage enables properties using septic tanks to connect to the wastewater system thereby removing potential public health and environmental risks, and supports the orderly development of residential areas.”

In January 2013, the State Government announced that planning had started for another 10 infill project areas as part of the next stage of its Infill Sewerage Program.

“The next stage of the Infill Sewerage Program includes two more projects in Geraldton, with plans for these projects to take in more than 800 lots in Rangeway and Spalding,” the Minister said.

To date, the Infill Sewerage Program has enabled more than 92,000 households in metropolitan and regional Western Australia access to a central wastewater system.

Infill sewerage projects involve installing a system of buried pipes and pumps in residential areas to take wastewater to treatment plants for safe processing and disposal.

The South Geraldton SG3 infill sewerage project is funded through the State Government’s Infill Sewerage Program which is administered by the Water Corporation.

Fact File:

  • Construction contract awarded to A&E Contracting Pty Ltd
  • The Geraldton infill sewerage project was administered by the Water Corporation and funded by the State Government's Infill Sewerage Program
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