Wastewater plant completed under budget

WA Water Minister, Mia Davies, has announced the completion of the $95million East Rockingham wastewater treatment plant in Perth.

The treatment plant forms part of the $182million East Rockingham Wastewater Treatment Scheme project, which includes a new pump station and pipeline for the region.

Ms Davies said the wastewater treatment aims to cater for growth in Perth’s south-west metropolitan corridor and was completed $13million under budget.

“The $95million plant contains the latest wastewater and odour treatment technology, to minimise any odours produced through the treatment process,” Ms Davies said.

“The facility is an important investment and is expected to cater for the rapidly growing population of Perth’s south-west metropolitan corridor.

“Up to 20million litres of wastewater from households and businesses bounded by Naval Base to the north, Singleton to the south and Byford to the east will be treated at the plant each day.

The plant is located on a 31ha site within the Rockingham industrial estate and was designed, built and commissioned by an alliance between the Water Corporation and Task JV, a joint venture between CPB Contractors and Jacobs.

Ms Davies said by 2070, it is expected the plant will be expanded to treat up to 160million litres of wastewater a day and service about 800,000 people, making it one of the largest wastewater treatment plants in Perth.

Construction of the plant began in 2014, with final testing completed in February 2016.

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