Downer awarded Muswellbrook Recycle Water Treatment Works contract


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Muswellbrook Shire Council has awarded our Utilities business a $27m contract to construct the Muswellbrook Recycle Water Treatment Works (RWTW).

Located about 230 km North of Sydney, the new RWTW will cater for projected population, industrial and commercial growth in Muswellbrook to the year 2046.

“We are very pleased to partner with Muswellbrook Shire Council to construct a world-leading recycle water treatment solution that will see long term economical and sustainable benefits for the local community,” said Trevor Cohen, Executive Director, Downer Utilities.

The new plant is designed to produce about 3.2 mega-litres of higher quality recycled water a day and will be built with better noise and odour controls. The new RWTW will be replacing the existing aging Muswellbrook Sewage Treatment Plant and will be built on the same site but will be located further away from residential areas.

Muswellbrook Shire Council Mayor, Martin Rush, said: “Council recently awarded the tender to Downer to construct the new RWTW to replace the antiquated sewage treatment works on Skellatar Stock Route, which have been operating since the early 1930s.  The new RWTW will employ best practice technologies, to control noise and odour, and improve the quality of recycled water available for non-drinking purposes, such as the irrigation of the local golf course or for use in the mining industry.”

“This contract win is yet another demonstration of our leadership in the water and wastewater industry and the innovation and value we bring to our customers,” said Trevor.

Well done to all involved.

Construction will commence shortly, and is expected to finish August 2018.

The Muswellbrook RWTW has been funded by Muswellbrook Shire Council, and significantly supported by grant funding received from the Hunter Infrastructure Investment Fund (HIIF), administered by the Hunter Development Corporation.

Pictured, courtesy of Muswellbrook Shire Council, an impression of the new Muswellbrook RWTW