Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Minister for Water; Forestry; Youth

    Wastewater treatment plant expansion creates hundreds of jobs

    22/09/2017 10:00 AM
    • Woodman Point expansion will increase capacity by 40 million litres a day
    • Up to 200 workers will be employed during the construction phase 

    Up to 200 jobs will be created as work is carried out to upgrade the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in Munster.


    The $158.5 million project will increase the capacity of the wastewater treatment plant by 40 million litres a day, to safely treat 180 million litres of wastewater from homes and businesses located south of the river.


    The expansion includes the construction of eight concrete sedimentation tanks which will be 50 metres in diameter and six metres high, with the capacity to treat 11 million litres of treated wastewater each.


    Henderson-based company Civmec and Black and Veatch Australia are working with the Water Corporation on the expansion project, which is expected to be completed by October 2019.


    To watch a 3D animation of the Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant expansion project and view project progress videos, visit http://www.watercorporation.com.au/woodmanpoint


    Comments attributed to Water Minister Dave Kelly:


    "The McGowan Labor Government is committed to creating local jobs through local infrastructure projects.


    "About 200 workers will be employed during the peak of construction and 15 apprentices at Civmec have been gaining valuable experience working on the fabrication of the concrete panels at their Henderson facility.


    "Woodman Point is the State's largest wastewater treatment plant and it currently treats wastewater for about 680,000 people living south of the Swan River.


    "This expansion will ensure the plant will continue to have the capacity to treat wastewater as the population grows."


    Minister's office - 6552 6100