Pemberton wastewater treatment plant

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Project goal:

Replace existing plant with the construction of a new plant to support future population growth


In construction

Delivery Date:

During 2015–2016

Current situation

The Pemberton community’s wastewater management needs are currently addressed by a wastewater treatment plant that is nearing the end of its design life.

Situated adjacent to the Vasse Highway, on the banks of the Lefroy Brook, the Pemberton Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) has limited capacity to deal adequately with current inflows.

Treated water from the facility is used to irrigate the Pemberton Sports Oval in the summer months, with the remainder discharged to the environment.

Project details

To cater for forecast growth in Pemberton of 1% per annum, as well as the town’s increasing popularity as a tourist destination, plans to deliver a 300,000 litres per day asset replacement are well advanced.

Environmental and community needs have been key considerations in detailed planning for this asset replacement.

The state-of-the-art facility will use new technology that delivers better performance in local operating conditions, enabling sustainable wastewater management at Pemberton out to 2050.

Project timing

Construction of the new wastewater treatment plant commenced in January 2015.

It is currently anticipated that the new WWTP will commence operations late 2016.

Contact details

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact Project Manager Nikhil Sangvikar on or call (08) 9420 2109.

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