Caloundra and Mountain Creek Sewerage Upgrade

Unitywater is upgrading two major sewage transport systems in the Caloundra and Mountain Creek areas. 

  • The upgrade of the Caloundra Sewage Transport System will involve replacing or upgrading existing infrastructure such as sewage pump stations and sewerage mains. Since the severe weather events in recent years that put the sewerage network under increased pressure, Unitywater has been working systematically to upgrade critical hotspots in the sewerage network, while also planning for significant growth in population. Benefits resulting from the project include improved overall efficiency of the system and lower maintenance costs. The project will cater for forecast population growth in the Caloundra area and enhance the sewerage network’s ability to deliver sewage flows from areas of Caloundra, Golden Beach, Pelican Waters, Little Mountain and Bellvista to the Kawana Sewage Treatment Plant.
  • The Mountain Creek to Kawana Sewage Pipeline (MCKSP) is aimed at improving the performance and capacity of the sewerage network in the area. The project is critical in ensuring Unitywater continues to cater for future population growth in the region and drive operational efficiencies. Unitywater will be upgrading the sewer network in Kawana by installing new a sewer pipeline along Kawana Way. The installation of new pipe 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. 

In October Unitywater awarded the contract of the projects to Pipeline Drillers. There will be no significant activity on site until commencement of construction, currently anticipated to commence early 2017.

Fast facts

Location

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

 

Mountain Creek, Kawana Project 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

Caloundra Sewage Transport System Unitywater is constructing a new 900 mm sewer rising main 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 major part of the rising main will minimise the project’s impact on the community by reducing disruption to roads, pathways and other public areas. The new rising main will be connected to existing rising mains and sewage pumping stations which supply the Kawana Sewage Treatment Plant.

Unitywater is upgrading the Caloundra Sewage Transport System to:

  • cater for projected population growth in the Caloundra area  
  • tie in with current development work at the Kawana Hospital and other developments in the Caloundra area
  • reduce the incidence and severity of wet weather sewage overflows
  • address odour issues associated with sewer air release through vents in the system 
  • address corrosion issues within the sewerage mains 
  • improve the overall efficiency of the system and lower maintenance costs.

Fast Facts

Location

Caloundra to Aroona
Size 2.5 kilometres 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

 

Mountain Creek to Kawana Sewage Pipeline

Unitywater is 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 sewer 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 main involves the installation of new connections to existing rising mains 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. On completion of construction, all roads, footpaths and vegetation will be restored.

Fast Facts

Location

Mountain Creek, Parrearra, Warana
Size 3.2 kilometres long, 900mm diameter
Contractor Pipeline Drillers
 Construction commencement From February 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.

Caloundra to Kawana Map

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