Kim Hames

Kim Hames


    Major contract for new pumping station awarded

    17/08/2000 2:45 PM

    The major wastewater pumping station in Mayor Road, Munster has come a step closer to being closed down.

    Water Resources Minister Dr Kim Hames said today that a Welshpool company has won a contract worth more than $3 million to provide the pumps that would power a new pumping station at Woodman Point.

    The $8 million pumping station, being built on the western side of Lake Coogee, has been designed to handle all flows from the wastewater collection system in the southern suburbs extending from Maida Vale to Armadale and across to the coast.

    "The new pumping station forms a large part of the Woodman Point Environmental Enhancement Project and it will handle expected increased flows through to the middle of this century," Dr Hames said.

    "When the pumping station is operational it will replace the big Munster station, which will be decommissioned."

    Dr Hames said the critical component, the four pumps with variable speed electric motors, would be built by Thompsons Kelly and Lewis (TKL) of Welshpool. The company would design, manufacture, assemble and test the pumps.

    The contract was awarded by the Woodman Alliance, which is undertaking the expansion and upgrade of the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. The group is an alliance between Clough Engineering Ltd, Brown and Root Services Asia Pacific Ltd and the Water Corporation.

    Media contacts:
    Sandy Gater, Minister’s office 9424 7455
    Gaye Gelock, Woodman Alliance 9494 9777