Upgrade boosts water plant capacity

No bylineSouth Western Times

The first stage of a $10.5 million project to upgrade the Bunbury Wastewater Treatment Plant is now complete.

Work on the treatment plant, located between Bunbury and Dalyellup, began late last year and the first stage was completed in November.

Water Minister Dave Kelly said the upgrades would ensure the plant has the capacity to safely process wastewater into the future as the population continued to grow.

“This is a significant investment in important infrastructure for the growing population of the Bunbury region,” he said.

“About 70 Western Australian construction workers were employed throughout the first stage of the project.”

Mr Kelly said wastewater treatment plants were important in helping to ensure the liveability and sustainability of our cities and towns.

“This financial year, the McGowan Government will invest $198.4 million in regional water and wastewater infrastructure to secure the water supplies of regional communities,” he said.

Bunbury MLA Don Punch said he was pleased to see the first stage of the upgrade completed.

“This is significant investment in our local infrastructure that has supported local employment and is good for our environment,” he said.

“We know our community will continue to grow so I am pleased the McGowan Government is investing in the water infrastructure we will need to support that growth.”

Stage two, which involves further minor upgrades to mechanical technology, will begin this month and take about four months.

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