Onslow wastew­a­ter plant work done

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A $14.6 mil­lion up­grade to the Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion's Onslow wastew­a­ter treat­ment plant is now com­plete, with the plant's ca­pac­ity dou­bled to 870,000 litres a day.

State Wa­ter Min­is­ter Mia Davies said the ex­panded plant ca­pac­ity would sup­port the growth of Onslow, where de­mand is ex­pected to dou­ble.

“These up­grades not only im­prove the ex­ist­ing plant in­fra­struc­ture but also put in place the ca­pac­ity to sup­port longterm growth and en­sure a qual­ity ser­vice for the Onslow com­mu­nity,” she said.

State Devel­op­ment Min­is­ter Bill Marmion said the up­grade had cre­ated lo­cal jobs.

“Eleven lo­cal Onslow con­trac­tors worked on this project — in­clud­ing crane hire, sur­vey­ing and sup­ply­ing ma­te­ri­als — and 58 peo­ple were em­ployed over the life of the project,” he said.

The Onslow wastew­a­ter treat­ment plant up­grades be­gan in 2014.

The Chevron-op­er­ated Wheat­stone Project con­trib­uted $13.13 mil­lion to the up­grade project, with the Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion fund­ing the re­main­ing $1.5 mil­lion.

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