Water Corporation has thanked the Broome community for its continued patience as it completes essential work along Gubinge Road.

The $6.2 million project involves an upgrade to the wastewater pump station, 3.3 kilometres of new wastewater main, and the construction of a second pivot irrigation system at the Broome North Wastewater Treatment Plant.


Water Corporation North West Regional Manager, Rino Trolio, said most of the excavation work along Gubinge Road had been completed.

“We have now laid most of the new 3.3 kilometre section of wastewater main and expect to be finished well ahead of schedule in mid-November,” Mr Trolio said.

“This new main will cater for the future growth in Broome and transfer wastewater from the Broome South Wastewater Treatment Plant, to be recycled at the Broome North plant.

“The pivot irrigation system expansion will be completed by February 2018 and will help to nearly double the size of our Rhodes grass crop, increasing the funds we can provide to the community through the West Kimberley Community Grants Scheme.


“We grow Rhodes grass at the Broome North Wastewater Treatment Plant as an environmentally friendly way to dispose of recycled wastewater. The Rhodes grass is sold to local farmers as cattle feed and the proceeds fund community projects through the grants scheme.


“I thank the Broome community for their continued patience while we undertake this essential work to upgrade Broome’s wastewater system,” Mr Trolio said.


For more information on this project, visit Water Corporation’s website: https://www.watercorporation.com.au

Media Enquiries:

Contact: Sandy Hooft

Position: North West Region Senior Advisor Customer and Stakeholder

Mobile: 0408 950 105