Unitywater is calling for tenders for the construction of a new sewage main, which forms part of a $16million upgrade to Maroochydore’s sewerage system.

As part of the fundamental infrastructure for the new Maroochydore City Centre, Unitywater will install a new sewerage main from the development to the Sunshine Motorway at the Maroochydore Road interchange.

By 2036 the number of people serviced by the sewerage system is expected to grow to almost 60,000.

Unitywater’s Executive Manager, Infrastructure Projects and Capital Delivery, Simon Taylor, said works to cater for the city centre development will provide benefits for the whole of Maroochydore.

“Increasing the capacity of the sewerage system now not only lays a great foundation for the new central business district, it will reduce the incidence of sewage overflows in wet weather and improve water quality in the Maroochy River catchment,” Mr Taylor said.

The Maroochydore City Centre development will be built over the next 20 years.

It will include a premium hotel, entertainment, convention and exhibition facilities, as well as commercial, retail, residential, and lifestyle precincts.

Preliminary construction works commenced on the first stage of the Maroochydore City Centre project in February 2016 and works on the new sewerage main are expected to start in August 2016.

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Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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