$16m sewerage system upgrade

Media release issued Thursday 17 February 2011


Barwon Water will spend $16 million upgrading the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale sewerage system to improve services and meet future growth.

The corporation's Board today approved the project, which involves constructing a new pump station, two pipelines and upgrading an existing pump station.

Barwon Water Managing Director Michael Malouf said the new infrastructure would increase the capacity and reliability of the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale sewerage system.

"The existing pump station has served the community well but the system is nearing capacity and requires an upgrade to meet future development. This work will meet anticipated growth for the next 40 years," Mr Malouf said.

The new pump station will be built west of the 600-lot "The Point" residential development, near Point Lonsdale. A new 4.7 km pipeline will be built from the pump station to connect to the sewerage system near Ocean Grove.

The existing pump station in Grimes Road, Point Lonsdale, will be upgraded to handle higher flows and an emergency generator installed. A 1 km pipeline will be constructed to connect it to the new pump station.

Mr Malouf said the project was identified in the Bellarine Peninsula Sewerage Management Strategy, which was developed in 2007 to address the future needs of communities across the coastal region.