$100m upgrade of water plant

Published 6:00am 6 April 2024

$100m upgrade of water plant
Words by Nick Crockford

Work is due to start next month on a $100 million upgrade to the Burpengary East Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The work, contracted to Ventia, includes new inlet works with enhanced odour control, a new bioreactor and clarifier, renewal of treated water disinfection systems, and electrical and control system upgrades.

It will increase capacity of the Ulhmann Rd plant to meet demand and support economic growth in Narangba, Burpengary, Beachmere, Burpengary East, Deception Bay, and Morayfield.

“This will deliver significant improvements in our wastewater treatment capacity to support the needs of our growing community in the region,” Joshua Zugajev, Executive Manager Strategic Engagement at Unitywater, said.

“Like all of our future-focused asset upgrades, we’re also making sure this program delivers positive environmental and social outcomes, by reducing nutrients released to the Caboolture River and minimising the odour produced during this essential process.”

Tim Harwood, Group Executive Infrastructure Services at Ventia, added: “We are excited to be working with Unitywater on this vital project.

“Our team is dedicated to supporting the delivery of high-quality infrastructure that meets the needs of the community and prioritises important environmental outcomes.”

Work is scheduled to start in May and run until late 2026, subject to weather and site conditions.

$100m upgrade of water plant


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