Hon Mia Davies MLA

Hon Mia Davies MLA

Former Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry

    Infill sewerage project to begin in Halls Head

    4/08/2016 6:00 AM
    • Construction will soon begin on $12.8 million project as part of the Liberal National Government's Infill Sewerage Program
    • Project will enable 299 residential lots to connect to the central wastewater system 

    Water Minister Mia Davies today announced construction would soon begin on a $12.8 million project in Halls Head as part of the Liberal National Government's Infill Sewerage Program.


    Ms Davies said the project would enable 299 residential lots to connect to the central wastewater system and was expected to be completed in August 2017.


    "Infill sewerage enables properties to connect to the wastewater system, which eliminates the need for septic tanks and leach drains and provides social and environmental benefits for the community," she said.


    Residential lots bounded by Gretel Drive in the north, Vanessa Road and Merlin Street in the east, Cobblers Street in the south and Nerine Street in the west will receive infill sewerage.


    The project will also include construction of a new wastewater pumping station and 2.1 kilometres of wastewater pipeline along Peelwood Parade to transfer wastewater to the Halls Head wastewater treatment plant.


    The Minister said residents in the infill area would shortly receive information from the Water Corporation.


    "The corporation will work closely with local residents to minimise construction impacts and traffic management will be in place," she said.


    "I thank the local community in advance for their patience and co-operation while this work is carried out."


    The corporation will also construct 1.9km of pipeline along Peelwood Parade, which will provide recycled water to the City of Mandurah to irrigate local parks and ovals.


    The State Government's Infill Sewerage Program has enabled more than 93,000 households in Western Australia access to the central wastewater system, reducing leach drain run-off to the environment.


    Fact File

    • Infill sewerage is a system of buried pipes and pumps in residential areas to take wastewater to treatment plants for safe processing and disposal
    • Property owners are encouraged to connect to the wastewater system as soon as possible, however they have up to five years to connect
    • For more information, visit http://www.watercorporation.com.au  

    Minister's office - 6552 5500


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