The first tender of the significant $51.6 million water services capital budget has been awarded to Roebuck Civil Pty Ltd to upgrade a section of the Marian sewerage network.
Water and sewerage portfolio councillor Frank Gilbert said the upgrade, totalling $410,000, will increase the capacity of the existing network currently under pressure due to population growth.
“Over half a kilometre of new 300mm diameter sewer main will be installed along Kenny’s Road as part of the upgrade,” he said.
“It’s over double the diameter of the existing main and will significantly increase the capacity of the network.”
Cr Gilbert said that rapid development in the area has caused excess pressure on the sewerage system resulting in ongoing capacity and operational issues.
“Sewage surcharges and overflows are the most prevalent issues caused by the increased load, particularly in the wet season.
“The new main has been designed to address these issues and cater to the continued growth of the surrounding development.”
Cr Gilbert said that residents can expect the worksite in full swing by late August, weather permitting.
In addition, residents will see over $8.6 million invested in major infrastructure over the next 12 months as construction of the new Marian Water Treatment Plant and upgrades to the Mirani Sewage Treatment Plant begin to take shape.