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Water infrastructure projects

Redland Water builds and maintains infrastructure for transporting water and wastewater around the Redlands. Some of our current projects include:

Work is underway to upgrade the Thorneside Wastewater Treatment Plant and its connecting sewerage network to ensure the system meets expected service standards while minimising ongoing maintenance costs.

Works include a new inlet structure designed with the latest screening and grit removal technology, an emergency overflow system to protect the plant from high stormwater inflows, and an upgrade of the odour control system. Aquatec Maxcon have been awarded the contract for this work.

A pump station at 347 Birkdale Road, Wellington Point, will also be replaced as part of the project and a 500m pressure main constructed to connect the pump station to the intersection of Badgen Road. Vehicle access to Thomas Street from Birkdale Road is closed until the end of May 2017, weather permitting, to ensure the safety of pedestrians during construction.

Originally built in 1986 to cater for 7000 residents, the pump station now receives wastewater from households in Thorneside, Wellington Point and Ormiston, and has reached capacity. The new pump station will have capacity to service 23,000 residents and cater for projected growth in the area. Fewster Brothers Contracting Pty Ltd have been awarded the contract for this work.

The project is expected to be completed by October 2017.

Thorneside Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade is a joint initiative of the Redland City Council and the State Government.

A $13 million, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant has been constructed at Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island.

The new plant uses membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology, proven technology that will provide the best outcome for residents and the environment in terms of the quality of effluent treatment, the operation and maintenance of the plant and minimal odour for neighbouring residences. 

The plant has an odour capture system and a large carbon filter to ensure odour does not cause a nuisance. Commissioning is expected to be completed by early 2017.

The sewerage network of Point Lookout will now be extended to properties currently using septic systems. Detailed design is underway, with a three-year, $5 million construction program expected to commence in 2017-18 financial year.

The Point Lookout Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade is a joint initiative of the Redland City Council and the State Government.

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An upgrade of pump station 6 at Cleveland Showgrounds is scheduled for completion in June 2016.

Pump station 6 is the biggest pump station in the Redlands. It services the majority of Cleveland’s residents and feeds sewage directly to the Cleveland waste water treatment plant.

Costing more than $3 million, the upgraded pump station will be able to hold and pump a greater capacity of waste water. Odour reducing technology has been incorporated into the design, which is a welcomed improvement for the community. The new station has eliminated the need for an inline booster station (pump station 128) halfway along the 3km rising main. Council has replaced a high risk AC pressure main as part of the project, which will reduce the risk of any bursts.

Originally built in the 1970s, the existing pump station has reached the end of its functional life and will be demolished on completion of the new facility.

In August 2014, Redland City Council began a project to extend sewerage services to more than 200 properties at Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island.

Following delays caused by buried debris, bedrock and poor weather, the project was completed in October 2015, with property owners having three years to connect to the sewerage system.

Properties in the following streets are now able to connect to the sewerage network:

  • Fraser Street, Oxley Parade, Mermaid Street, Mitchell Crescent, Mallon Street and Shephards Lane.
  • Sections of Barton Street, Bingle Road, Cunningham Street, Dickson Way, Finnegan Street, Guy Crescent, Parsons Street, Pamphlet Street, Rous Street, Sally Street, Stradbroke Place and Welsby Street.

Sewer access charges will apply from 1 October 2015 to all allotments captured in this project, whether the property has been connected or not.

How to connect?

Contact a licensed plumber to connect to the sewerage network. Council does not endorse or recommend any particular plumbing business.

For more information, please contact Council’s Plumbing Department on (07) 3829 8999.