Project goal:

Improving drainage infrastructure in Safety Bay.

Status:

In planning

Delivery Date:

Early 2021

What's happening?

We are undertaking a project to upgrade the drainage pump station and basin on Forrester Road in Safety Bay. This project will be carried out in two stages.

Drainage Basin Upgrade (Complete)

Work is now complete on the drainage basin portion of the project. This work will improve the capacity of the basin and help reduce odour caused by a build-up of nutrients.
As a result of feedback received from the community we engaged additional fauna specialists to be onsite during the removal of the ‘island’. These specialists undertook additional reviews of the various species in the area and implemented thorough management plans to ensure impacts were minimised as much as possible.

Revegetation works around the banks of the basin will be undertaken in winter/spring 2020. A limestone pad has been left in place at the site for stage two of the project.

Drainage Pump Station Upgrade

We will be undertaking work to upgrade the mechanical and electrical infrastructure as well as replacing the pumps to improve the operability of the pump station. This will reduce the noise emitted  from the ageing pumps and allow us to safely operate the pump station. This work will be carried out in approximately February 2021 as it is safer to be carried out after the drainage basin has been upgraded and during the drier months.

Where is this happening?

The pump station and basin are located off Forrester Road in Safety Bay.

Forrester Road Pump Station map

When is this taking place?

Work to upgrade the pump station will occur in approximately February 2021.

Contact us

Caris Mooney, Lead Community Engagement

Phone icon (08) 9420 2464

Email icon caris.mooney@watercorporation.com.au