The $55 million Drouin Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade in West Gippsland, Victoria, is on track to be completed by late-2021.
Gippsland Water Managing Director, Sarah Cumming, said the project was essential to meet the future needs of the town and local industries.
“West Gippsland is experiencing major growth and Drouin is expanding rapidly,” Ms Cumming said.
“The upgrade will result in cleaner discharges to local creeks, better protection of public health and the ability to recycle more wastewater for irrigation.”
Works commenced in January 2020, and the project is on schedule.
“The main construction works will be complete by late 2021, with the upgraded plant becoming fully operational in 2022,” Ms Cumming said.
The Drouin Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade is one of a number of Gippsland Water projects being delivered to support regional growth.
“We’re investing in key regional infrastructure to ensure our region remains vibrant and prosperous for both current and future generations,” Ms Cumming said.
Other works underway or recently completed in west Gippsland include:
- Warragul CBD water main upgrade – $1.6 million
- Moe to Warragul interconnecting pipeline – $15 million
- Tyssen St pump station works at Warragul Water Treatment Plant – $3 million