Gosford City Council approved the construction of a new $5.2 million pipeline in Avoca.

The Council’s Director of Water and Sewer, Rod Williams, said the new pipeline is an important part of the $30 million Coastal Carrier System Upgrade Project.

“Last year we started building a series of new pipelines and upgrading key pump stations to improve the performance and capacity of the wastewater transfer system servicing Forresters Beach, Terrigal, North Avoca, Avoca and Kincumber,” Mr Williams said.

“This is an essential project that will help us continue to protect the community and environment against overflows and odours, especially as the population grows.

“Work in Avoca will involve building a new pipeline around three kilometres long from Ficus Avenue, around Heazlett Park, along Avoca Drive, underneath the Scenic Highway and through Picketts Valley before linking up with the existing system.”

Construction of the new pipeline is expected to start in early 2013.

“We’re also currently upgrading the pump station located in Ficus Avenue as part of the project,” Mr Williams added.

“By boosting this pump station’s capacity, as well as that of others in Avoca and North Avoca, the system will be well-positioned to handle increasing future flows.”

Mr Williams said a number of other key project milestones have been achieved since construction started last year.

“A new $4 million pipeline in Kincumber around one kilometre long has been completed and we’ve reached the half-way mark on a new $3.5 million pipeline around 1.3 kilometres long in North Avoca.

“Significant upgrade works at Kincumber’s major pump station are also almost complete.”

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