A $35 million upgrade to Bateau Bay Sewage Treatment Plant is one step closer with the contract to upgrade the odour facilities awarded to Gongues Constructions Pty Ltd.
This contract is for the design and construction of a new inlet works ofour control Facility and the full refurbishment of the primary sedimentation tanks odour control facility.
Director for Water and Sewer Jamie Loader said the works were due to be part of an overall plant upgrade but had been brought forward under a dedicated contract to accelerate the delivery of the new and augmented odour control infrastructure.
“The new system will replace the original with an upsized multibarrier treatment process capable of reducing odour to below detectable limits. The downstream odour control facility at the Primary Sedimentation Tanks will include full coverage of the key points of odour discharge,” he said.
“The works are to be completed in accordance with rigorous odour control targets and at completion, will result in insignificant detections of odour in the surrounding areas around the plant.”
Administrator Rik Hart said works were anticipated to be complete by the second half of 2024.
“Works will be staged to enable design works to be delivered in parallel to the refurbishment works. This enables immediate improvements to be realised before the full project is completed,” he said.
“There is a process, we appreciate the community’s patience while Council progresses these works.”