Caloundra and Mountain Creek Sewerage Upgrade

We are upgrading two major sewage transport systems in the Caloundra and Mountain Creek areas.

In October 2016 we awarded the contract for these projects to Pipeline Drillers. Unitywater and Pipeline Drillers will ensure all affected residents and businesses are kept informed of potential impacts from the construction and will work to minimise disruption.

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Unitywater announces major sewerage network upgrade for the Sunshine Coast: media release here.

 The Caloundra Sewage Transport System

  • We are upgrading the Caloundra Sewage Transport System to improve its capacity and efficiency and cater for our growing Sunshine Coast communities. The project will enhance the sewerage network’s ability to manage sewage flows from the service areas of Caloundra, Pelican Waters, Little Mountain, Golden Beach and Bellvista. This project will include the longest horizontal directional drill of this size pipe undertaken in Australia.
  • The upgrade will involve replacing or upgrading existing infrastructure such as sewage pump stations and sewerage mains.

The Mountain Creek to Kawana Sewage Pipeline

  • The upgrade of the Mountain Creek to Kawana Sewage Pipeline is aimed at improving the capacity and efficiency of the sewerage network in the area and to cater for future population growth. 
  • The installation of a new pipeline along part of Kawana Way will increase the capacity of the sewer network between South Buderim, Sippy Downs and Mountain Creek (including the Brightwater development) communities through to the Kawana Sewage Treatment Plant.

Click here to see a video of the horizontal directional drilling project under Wyuna Canal in March 2017.

Fast facts

Location

Caloundra, Aroona, Mountain Creek and Kawana 
Supplier Unitywater
Contractor Pipeline Drillers
 Construction commencement Early 2017
Construction Completion Early 2018

 

Caloundra - Kawana Map

More information

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us or visit www.pdgroup.com.au/unitywater.

Caloundra Sewage Transport System

We will be constructing a new 900 mm diameter sewerage pipeline 2.5 kilometres from the existing sewage pumping station near the corner of Caloundra Road and Pelican Waters Boulevard to Beerburrum Road. The construction involves specialist contractor Pipeline Drillers drilling 1.6 kilometres along the western side of Nicklin Way. This is the longest horizontal direction drill of this size pipe undertaken in this country. Drilling the majority of this pipeline will minimise the project’s impact on the environment and the community by reducing disruption to roads, pathways and other public areas. The new pipeline will be connected to existing pipelines and sewage pumping stations which supply the Kawana Sewage Treatment Plant.

Community benefits

In the long term the new sewer pipeline will deliver a number of benefits to the community in the Caloundra area including:

  • improving the efficiency of the sewerage systems and reducing overall maintenance costs in readiness for projected population growth
  • alleviating the frequency and severity of sewage overflows during extreme wet weather
  • tying in with current major development work in the Caloundra area 
  • addressing odour and pipe corrosion issues.
Location Caloundra to Aroona
Size 2.5 kilometers long, 900mm diameter
Contractor Pipeline Drillers
Construction commencement

From January 2017.

Drilling is expected to start in June 2017.

Construction completion January 2018
Investment

$13.6 million

Aarona Map

At its deepest, the pipeline will be driller 35m underground.

Mountain Creek to Kawana Sewerage Pipeline

 We will be upgrading the sewerage network to cater for future population growth in the South Buderim, Sippy Downs and Mountain Creek areas. The construction of a new sewerage pipeline will increase the capacity and efficiency of the sewerage network from these growing communities to the Kawana Sewage Treatment Plant. The construction of the new sewerage pipeline involves the installation of new connections to existing pipelines and sewage pump stations leading to the Kawana Sewage Treatment Plant. The majority of the works will be completed by trenchless drilling methods to ensure minimal impact to the community and the environment through reduced disruption to roads, pathways, waterways and other public areas.

Community benefits

 In the long-term the new sewer pipeline will deliver a number of benefits to the community including:

  • improving the efficiency of the sewerage systems and reducing overall maintenance costs in readiness for projected population growth
  • alleviating the incidence and severity of sewage overflows during extreme wet weather 
  • tying in with current major development work in the Mountain Creek to Kawana areas.
Location Mountain Creek, Parrearra, Warana
Size 3.2 kilometers long, 900mm diameter
Contractor Pipeline Drillers
Construction commencement

From Feburary 2017.

Construction completion January 2018
Investment

$17.7 million

Unitywater and Pipeline Drillers will ensure all affected residents and businesses are kept informed of potential impacts from the construction and will work to minimise disruption

Kawana Parrearra Warana Map

 

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us or visit www.pdgroup.com.au/unitywater.

 

 

 

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