City Beach 2B Infill Sewerage Project

Connecting City Beach residents to the central wastewater system.

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Project goal:

Complete infill sewerage works in this area



Delivery Date:

February 2018

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What’s happening?

Reticulation sewers were installed in City Beach, eliminating the need for septic tanks and allowing most residential lots to connect to the central wastewater system.

We are now investigating an alternate design and construction method to connect remaining properties on Niribi Road and Kalinda Drive. We will update impacted residents as this progresses.

Where is this happening?

City Beach.

Why is this work taking place?

This work ensures the safety and reliability of wastewater removal. It also eliminates the need for septic tanks, which can be hazardous to public health.

When is this happening?

This work is currently on hold while we investigate alternative methods for completing the work,

Who can I contact?

Project Manager, Gary Gilmore, via email or call (08) 6330 6744.

If you require after-hours assistance, please contact our 24-hour Faults, Emergencies and Security line on 13 13 75.

The Infill Sewerage Program is a Western Australian Government initiative which we administer. It aims to provide sewerage connections to properties where the use of septic tanks poses a risk to public health and the environment.

Infill sewerage is a system of buried pipes that takes wastewater away from residential properties for safe treatment and disposal.

Why are we doing it?

Nowadays, sewerage pipes are usually installed as land is developed and before new homes are built. However, many areas in Western Australia developed between 1950 and 1975 used septic tanks and leach drains for wastewater disposal.

The Infill Sewerage Program aims to reduce the potential for health and environmental issues by capturing and treating wastewater in a modern and safe way. It also helps with the orderly modernisation and renewal of residential infrastructure.

How to connect

Once the central wastewater system is completed in your area, you will need to arrange for a licensed plumber to connect your property to the sewer connection point.

We encourage you to connect as soon as possible and you need to connect within 5 years. Find a licensed waterwise plumber.

If you have a septic tank, please contact the health services section of your local council to find out about decommissioning requirements.

How much will it cost?

The cost of connecting to the wastewater system ranges depending on individual property requirements, such as depth and length of wastewater pipes and ground conditions.

We encourage you to contact a licensed plumber to confirm an expected connection cost.

Sewerage rates will be charged once the system is operational and we have notified you in writing of its availability. These rates will be charged whether or not you have connected to the system.

Eligible pensioners can apply for concessional rates or for payments to be deferred. Find out more about concessions for pensioners.


The Infill Sewerage Program is one of the biggest single capital works programs undertaken in Western Australia and is an investment in public health and the protection of our environment.

The program started in 1994, but has been deferred several times due to budget constraints and higher priority water supply projects.

So far the program has enabled approximately 93,000 households across Western Australia to access the central wastewater system.

Contact details

For more information, please contact or call 13 13 95.

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