Pipe dream re­alised

Wanneroo Weekender - - Front Page - Lucy Jarvis

THE Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion has re­ceived ap­proval to build a $36 mil­lion sewer ex­ten­sion through Clark­son and Neer­abup Na­tional Park.

The Metro North-West De­vel­op­ment As­sess­ment Panel ap­proved plans for the 1.9km sec­tion of the 11.6km main sewer, cov­er­ing about 8.5ha, yes­ter­day.

“The Quinns main sewer will di­rect sew­er­age flows from the dis­tricts of El­len­brook, Jand­abup and Neer­abup to the Alki­mos waste­water treat­ment plant,” a re­port to the panel said.

“These ar­eas are cur­rently con­nected to the Beenyup waste­water treat­ment plant. How­ever, this was only in­tended as a tem­po­rary so­lu­tion un­til these ar­eas could be con­nect to the Alki­mos (plant).”

The project will in­volve works around Wa­lyunga Boule­vard, Clark­son Com­mu­nity High School, North Met­ro­pol­i­tan Tafe’s Clark­son cam­pus, Har­mony Av­enue, Han­naford Av­enue, Homestead Park, La Mi­rada Av­enue and Mitchell Free­way.

It will also in­clude clear­ing 0.52ha of Bush For­ever in Neer­abup Na­tional Park, but the WA Plan­ning Com­mis­sion said the sewer would fol­low the Hall Road track, which min­imised the amount of clear­ing re­quired.

At the Oc­to­ber 10 meet­ing, the panel agreed to the Wa­ter Cor­po­ra­tion’s re­quest to ex­tend the ap­proval time­frame from the stan­dard two years to three years. The re­port said no pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion was re­quired.

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