Forrester Road Drainage Pump Station and Basin Upgrade

Project goal:

Pump Station Upgrade and Basin Dredging Works in Safety Bay.

Delivery date:

End January 2020 – August 2020

What’s happening?

Water Corporation is undertaking a project to upgrade the drainage pump station and basin on Forrester Road in Safety Bay.

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 omitted from the ageing pumps and allow us to safely operate the pump station.

Drainage Basin Upgrade

The basin upgrade will involve removing the silt and dredging the basin to remove the island in the middle. This work will improve the capacity of the basin and help reduce odour caused by a build-up of nutrients.

Where is this happening?

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


When is this taking place?

This work will take place between January and August 2020. Work to upgrade the basin will commence first, followed by the pump station upgrade. 
Activity on site will fluctuate depending on the stages of work however we are committed to working as quickly as possible to complete the upgrades. 
Work hours will generally be 7am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday. If work is required outside of these hours we will notify you prior.

How will this impact the community?

Noise, dusty and increase in activity
Unfortunately, as with any construction activities, there will be an increase in noise, dust and activity throughout the works. Machinery including generators, excavators and cranes will be on site. We will work closely with surrounding residents to minimise disruption as much as possible.

Water Corporation acknowledges the environmental sensitivities in the area and is committed to protecting all flora and fauna throughout the works. We have engaged an environmental specialist to develop an environmental management plan which will be adhered to throughout the work. 

Reinstatement of impacted areas
All areas impacted throughout the work will be reinstated to as close as original condition as possible. Revegetation around the banks of the basin will also be undertaken in Winter 2020. 

Contact us

  • If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact: Jess Moloney-Christie, Senior Advisor Community Engagement, Email:, Phone: 9420 2883