Approximately 6km of new sewer pipeline is set to be installed parallel to the current sewer, which is nearing its capacity, as construction begins on the $25 million Ballarat Sewer Build.
Constructed in three stages, the new pipeline will run from Ballarat East, through the central business district, to Ballarat South. Once completed, it will safely collect and remove Ballarat’s wastewater for another 100 years.
This essential community infrastructure project is part of Central Highlands Water’s (CHW) regional investment and caters for the growing demands of Ballarat.
The project builds on the accomplishment of those before us, who completed Ballarat’s first sewerage system, which was the best in the Commonwealth at the time.
Since the original project, Ballarat’s population has grown from 22,000 to 117,000 and although the original works have performed beyond expectations, this project is now focused on servicing the needs of the next generations.
Ballarat Sewer Build is just one critical infrastructure project in CHW’s capital works program, catering for the long-term growth and development of the Central Highlands region.