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A ​$3.49 million project to upgrade wastewater infrastructure is set to begin in the Perth suburb of Ellenbrook to support population growth in the City of Swan.

The upgrades will be completed by local contractors and involve 26 Western Australian workers.

The State Government, through Water Corporation, will start work this week to install a new 2.4km pipeline to improve wastewater services in the City of Swan.

The project will ensure Ellenbrook is well equipped with essential infrastructure to accommodate the fast growing population and help reduce the likelihood of blockages and wastewater overflows.

Work will start along Farnborough Parkway, Berrington Trail, Huxley Drive, Cardinal Drive, Vines Avenue and Hermitage Drive, and is expected to be completed early 2020.

A combination of trenchless technology and open trench excavation will be used to minimise disruption to the community and environment.

Work will be carried out by Perth-based contractor Civcon, along with local subcontractors and suppliers including Ground Support Systems, DJ MacCormick Contractors, Knee Asphalt, Edge Transport Solutions and McRobert Contracting Services.

Water Corporation safely treats wastewater from homes and businesses across the state through more than 16,000kms of wastewater mains.

Water Minister, Dave Kelly, said the new wastewater main in Ellenbrook will ensure essential infrastructure is in place to support population growth in the fast growing City of Swan.

“I thank the local community for their patience and cooperation throughout this important work to upgrade Ellenbrook’s wastewater services,” Mr Kelly said.

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