A new 15m deep sewage pumping station at Duck Holes Creek is the final stage of a six year long project to upgrade the greater Caloundra area’s sewerage network.

Unitywater Executive Manager Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions, Scott Barnes, said Unitywater had invested $30 million across five major infrastructure projects to ensure the area’s sewerage network will meet the needs of a growing population.

“Greater Caloundra is experiencing considerable growth. Upgrading the sewerage network improves its efficiency and lowers maintenance costs into the future. Importantly, the new infrastructure minimises the risk of sewage overflows in extreme weather and tackles odour and corrosion concerns,” Mr Barnes said.

The upgraded sewerage network services Caloundra, Golden Beach, Aura, Pelican Waters, Little Mountain and Bellvista.

As well as the new pumping station at Duck Holes Creek, works have included new sewer mains in central Caloundra, a new odour control facility in Aroona and relining the Kalana Road sewerage main. Along Nicklin Way, between Caloundra and Aroona, a new sewerage pipeline was built using the longest horizontal directional drill of its kind in Australia.

All new infrastructure is currently in service with the exception of Duck Holes Creek pumping station which is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.

Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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