Council to spend $1.4M upgrading sewerage network
  • Friday 24 April 2009

Sunshine Coast Regional Council will spend $1.4M on a project to structurally reline almost 8km of sewer reticulation and sewer trunk lines across the Sunshine Coast region.

Chair of the Asset Management and Works portfolio, Councillor Ted Hungerford, said at today’s Ordinary meeting of Council that the project will help alleviate stormwater infiltration and overflow issues that occur during severe wet weather events.

“Just under 6km of sewer reticulation line in the Caloundra area and 2.2km of sewer trunk line in the Maroochydore and Noosa areas will be rehabilitated through this project, which will greatly decrease the potential for a structural failure of sewer mains and reticulation pipes causing major sewage spills,” Cr Hungerford said.

“A monitoring program that uses close circuit television technology gave us an accurate picture of the sewerage network’s condition so we could target areas of greatest need.

“The scope of the project has leveraged off the council amalgamation by combining renewals budgets and allowing a greater economy of scale for the rehabilitation work.”

A competitive tender for the project was won by Interflow Pty Ltd. Work is expected to be completed by the middle of this year.