Project goal:

To ensure the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment plant continues to support the growing population in the catchment area.

Delivery Date:

Mid 2020

What's happening?

We’re upgrading WA’s largest wastewater treatment plant, the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, to increase capacity to 180 million litres per day, which will allow it to service a population of more than 900,000 residents.

Where is this happening?

At the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Munster.

Why is this work taking place?

The plant currently treats wastewater for a population of about 680,000 living south of the river in the Perth metro area. But as the population in the catchment area continues to grow, additional capacity is required at the plant. These upgrades will increase capacity to accommodate for the area’s growing population.

When is this happening?

Work on the plant has been progressing as planned and we are now finalising the transition of the plant into its upgraded operating mode. It’s expected to be fully transitioned by Mid 2020.

How will this impact the community?

An important part of the upgrade included improving odour control at the plant and new equipment to achieve this is now fully operational. However, over the coming weeks, planned maintenance is required on equipment that controls the release of gasses from the plant. Although this is not part of the upgraded odour control system, maintenance on this equipment may result in an increase in odour from the plant. We plan to undertake this work during September for around 3 weeks.

How can I stay informed about the project?

If you would like to stay informed about the upgrade please contact

Hydrogen Commercial Demonstration Plant

What is happening?

We have partnered with Hazer Group Limited to construct and operate a Hydrogen Commercial Demonstration Plant next to our existing Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, inside the plant’s boundary.

The plant will convert methane, a bi-product of the wastewater treatment process, to hydrogen and graphite (carbon) using a technology developed out of the University of Western Australia. Hazer aims to produce commercial quantities of hydrogen and carbon, whilst reducing overall emissions, to support the commercialisation of the technology.

Water Corporation supports the Commercial Demonstration Plant as a future endeavour to reduce its carbon footprint and extract value from waste resources.

Further information on Hazer Group Ltd is available here –

When is this happening?

Construction of the Plant will commence mid-March and take approximately seven months to complete. The Commercial Demonstration Plant is expected to operate for three years before being re-assessed.

How will this impact me?

As with any construction activities, minor increases in dust and noise are expected. Mitigation strategies are in place to minimise these as much as possible. You may also notice an increase in traffic near the Cockburn Road entrance to the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant during construction.

Once the construction of the plant is completed you may notice that the top of the plant is visible from Lake Coogee. During design of the demonstration plant, every effort was made to reduce the visual amenity impact, including sinking the plant and ensuring structures are painted to blend in to the environment as much as possible.

Further information?

Hazer Group and Water Corporation will continue to keep the community informed of the development of the plant. For further information or queries please contact Jess Moloney-Christie on 9420 2883 and

Community Reference Group

The Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Community Reference Group is a dedicated volunteer group that represents community members living in close proximity to the plant. The group is independently chaired and meets regularly to provide community insight and feedback to inform our operations. If you would like more information, or to contact the group, please email


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