Redland Water On Tap issue 5 - Point Lookout wastewater treatement plant

On Tap in the Redlands: Issue 5 – August 2016

Redland Water On Tap Issue 5

Issue 5
August 2016

2015/16 in review

Redland Water & Waste achieved a number of significant milestones in the 2015/16 financial year with several projects completed, or nearing final stages. We are making significant progress on the Point Lookout wastewater treatment plant with construction nearing completion. Pump Station 6 at Cleveland Showgrounds was commissioned in June 2016. Birkdale bypass lane was officially opened in December 2015. Stage 1 of the Birkdale landfill capping project has been completed and remaining works will be finalised in October 2016.

Thanks to our dedicated team of staff and contractors for bringing these projects to fruition.

Point Lookout wastewater treatment plant upgrade

Redland Water On Tap issue 5 - Point Lookout wastewater treatement plant

Aerial view of Point Lookout wastewater treatment plant upgrade. Photo courtesy of Downer Utilities.

Expected completion: September 2016
Estimated cost: $13.5 million
Project manager: Brad Taylor
Contractor: Downer Utilities Australia Pty Ltd

Benefits: significant reduction of nutrient in effluent and increased capacity to meet future growth and peak holiday periods (capable of treating up to 7600 people). Odour treatment is also a focus of the upgrade.

Pump station 6 upgrade, Cleveland Showgrounds

Redland Water pump station 6 cleveland showgrounds

Upgrade of the biggest pumping station in the Redlands was completed in June 2016.

Completed: June 2016
Project cost: $2.75 million
Project manager: Clancy Cartlidge
Contractor: O’Leary Drainage & Civil Pty Ltd

Benefits: Pump station 6 is the biggest pumping station in the Redlands and services the majority of Cleveland’s residents. The upgraded pump station is able to hold and pump a greater capacity of waste water and includes odour reducing technology. This pump station also has the capacity to serve the Toondah Priority Development Area (PDA).

Birkdale landfill bypass lane, Birkdale

Redland Water On Tap Birkdale waste transfer station bypass lane

The bypass lane was officially opened in December 2015 (from left: Cr Paul Gleeson, Mayor Karen Williams, Michael O’Brien, Brad Taylor and former Deputy Mayor Cr Alan Beard)

Completed: December 2015
Project cost: $277,497
Project managers: Paula Kemplay, Dion Maxwell
Contractor: Perry O’Brien Pty Ltd (formerly Earthpro Pty Ltd)

Benefits: The lane allows residents who are recycling green waste to use the dedicated bypass lane and skip the queue at the gatehouse.  It is open during peak times such as weekends and has significantly reduced waiting times at the site. 

Pump station 29 switchboard, Thorneside

Redland Water On Tap new switchboard pump station 29 Thorneside

New switchboard at pump station 29

Completed: February 2016
Project cost: $183,660
Project manager: David Price
Contractors: J & P Richardson Industries Pty Ltd, SAFEGroup Automation Pty Ltd, Campbell Instrument Services Pty Ltd

Benefits: The upgraded switchboard significantly improves electricity usage on site, saving approximately $1000 per month in electricity charges. In the event of a power failure, an automatic generator is activated at the pumping station, which is an added improvement. The wiring has also been re-designed to support the upgrade of the pumps this financial year.

Mt Cotton wastewater treatment plant generator installation

Redland Water On Tap - new generator installed at Mt Cotton wastewater treatment plant

New generator installed at Mt Cotton wastewater treatment plant

Completed: September 2015
Project cost: $102,376
Project manager: David Price
Contractors: J & P Richardson Industries Pty Ltd, Aquatec Maxcon Pty Ltd, PR Power Pty Ltd

Benefits: The generator will enable the Mt Cotton wastewater treatment plant to continue operating during electricity blackouts, which will prevent overflows. Other mainland treatment plants already have this capability.

Panorama Drive loop main, Thornlands

Redland Water On Tap Panorama Drive loop main Thornlands

The final connection being prepared at the northern end of the job.

Completed: June 2016
Project cost: $45,000
Project managers: Michael Narramore, James Beutel, Matthew Ingerman
Works completed by Redland Water construction crew

Benefits: The construction of this main allows for the integrity of the Mt Cotton and Thornlands water supply areas to be maintained while also catering for additional demand from the development of the Kinross Road area.

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