Works will be undertaken to replace and upgrade essential components of the Northern Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Council has allocated almost $2.2 million for the works, which include new dewatering equipment, which is essential for the plant’s operation.
At present, there is no redundancy for the existing dewatering system and if it failed, the plant could only operate for about two weeks without potentially jeopardising its environmental licence compliance.
The works will also include modifications and replacement of the polymer dosing system, which is needed to prepare wastewater for treatment; a new control system and switchboard; and a new building to accommodate the new equipment.
Hydroflux Epco Pty Ltd has been awarded a $1.9 million contract for the works, which are due to be completed in June 2024.