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Port Adelaide Wastewater Pump Station
South Australian company Waternish Constructions Pty Ltd
has been awarded the contract to install a multilayered odour
management system at SA Water’s Port Adelaide Wastewater
Pump Station in West Lakes.
The new odour management system will use three stages of odour
control technology to provide a long-term, permanent solution to
minimise odours from the natural by-products of sewage from the
The successful solution is a proven approach that combines a
biotrickling filter, a biofilter and an activated carbon filter.
Design of the new odour control system has commenced,
with construction due to begin as soon as possible. The new
technology and facility should be operational by the end of July
The upgrade will increase the site’s odour treatment capacity from
3000 cubic metres per hour to 8500 cubic metres per hour, and
will deliver benefits for local residents now and into the future.
The pump station’s existing backup systems will remain
operational to manage any odour emissions from the station until
the new facility is permanently in place.
New partnership to drive change for Lake
Hunter Water and Lake Macquarie City Council have entered into
a partnership agreement to improve the delivery of services for
people in Lake Macquarie.
The signing of the agreement on 9 March 2018 marked the first
step of a new integrated approach to doing business between the
Hunter Water and Council will collaborate by sharing resources
and information to ensure that key infrastructure projects and
services are delivered more efficiently.
Hunter Water Managing Director Jim Bentley says that the
partnership is a great opportunity to strengthen industry
relationships and improve the experience for Hunter Water’s
customers in Lake Macquarie.
‘As an organisation, we recognise we have more to gain by
working together with other major service providers in our
community. We’re proud to partner with Council on this new way of
doing business, and we’re committed to showing how collaboration
and learning together can drive success.
‘By sharing our vision and working together, we expect this will
lead to more streamlined services for the benefit of the community.
‘Signing this partnership agreement is the start of an even closer
working relationship with Council and all of our partners across the
region,’ says Bentley.
Lake Macquarie City Council CEO Morven Cameron says the
agreement highlights just how important it is for local government
to collaborate with key industry partners for the benefit of the
community and the region.
‘Signing the agreement between Hunter Water and Council
marks a turning point in ensuring that we not only have improved
coordination when maintaining or upgrading infrastructure, but
also when delivering service improvements and efficiencies to the
Lake Macquarie community.
‘Both organisations are committed to working with the community
to solve complex problems, and it is exciting to be able to share
ideas and learn together about how collaboration can improve the
services we offer to our local communities,’ says Cameron.
Gippsland Lakes Conversations
On Tuesday 3 April, East Gippsland Catchment
Management Authority and West Gippsland Catchment
Management Authority hosted 190 experts and members
of the community to discuss the health of the Gippsland
Held in the beautiful bush settings of Forestec, the event
was a chance for the Catchment Management Authorities
(CMAs) and government representatives to meet the
local community. The group heard from researcher and
lecturer Dr Perran Cook, climate change activist and
documentary filmmaker Liz Courtney, and founder of the
Marine Mammal Foundation Dr Kate Charlton-Robb, as well
as presentations from the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters
Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) and Greening Australia.
The group also saw the Gippsland Lakes through the eyes
of experts – and spotted some local wildlife up close – with
a boat trip in the afternoon.
The Gippsland Lakes is one of the 36 waterways identified
for large-scale restoration projects in Water for Victoria
Action 3.4 as part of a $222-million investment in waterway
and catchment health.
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