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Contract for Yarwun Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade

Gladstone Regional Council set to upgrade Yarwun Wastewater Treatment Plant

True Water are awarded the design and construct contract to upgrade the Yarwun Wastewater Treatment Plant. The Yarwun plant is located just outside Gladstone and is owned and operated by the Gladstone Regional Council. Our team is familiar with the Gladstone region as we recently completed the Lake Awoonga upgrade for the Gladstone Area Water Board.

The project includes upgrading the secondary treatment process, updating equipment and expanding the irrigation scheme. Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher said when complete, the project will provide the Gladstone community with a more efficient and reliable wastewater system.

Initially, the Gladstone Regional Council undertook an assessment of the existing infrastructure. They identified a need for upgrade and refurbishment as the existing plant no longer provided sufficient service. After an extensive tender process, True Water Australia have been selected. The brief is to provide a new modern, fit-for-purpose, wastewater treatment plant.

Regional Importance of the Wastewater Treatment Project

The Yarwun Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade will be partially funded by the QLD Government’s Building our Regions program. The program supports local government infrastructure projects in regional communities. This in turn creates flow-on economic development opportunities and jobs. The project is also being supported with funding from Gladstone Regional Council.

Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick said the project was crucial for the region’s economy. The upgrade will allow future expansion of industries sited in the Gladstone State Development Area (SDA).

“This upgrade will improve effluent quality, reuse the treated wastewater efficiently and comply with environmental approvals. Council estimates up to nine jobs will be supported during the construction phase,” Mr Dick said.

True Water sign contract with Gladstone Regional Council for the upgrade of the Yarwun Wastewater Treatment Plant

General Manager of True Water Australia, Dale James with Gladstone Regional Council Contracts Specialist, Jody McMullen shaking hands after signing the contract for the upgrade of the Yarwun Wastewater Treatment Plant.


State of the Art Technology for Yarwun

True Water will supply Japanese Johkasou sewage treatment technology in the form of Kubota modular plants. The Kubota sewage treatment systems are easy to manage and cost effective. They use uncomplicated technology to achieve the highest level of treatment and safety. Globally, Kubota provide more than 50,000 treatment plants per annum, with installation undertaken on every continent.

The wastewater treatment solution design is crucial to the ongoing operation and compliance of the plant. The design process will be a collaboration between True Water, Kubota and the Gladstone Regional Council.

The works will include the design, construction, installation and commissioning of the project. Installation of the Kubota Johkasou WWTP, establishment of additional spray irrigation area, relining of lagoons, and refurbishment of existing infrastructure are required. The upgrade will improve effluent quality, reuse the treated wastewater efficiently and comply with all environmental approvals.