Thursday, June 06, 2019
A key change is happening for South Gippsland Water in Leongatha as part of the Corporation’s program to improve offices and depots across the region. The Leongatha stores and work centre in Begg Street Leongatha has been identified as not meeting occupational health and safety requirements and is being relocated to a temporary site at Cusack Road Leongatha.
South Gippsland Water Managing Director, Philippe du Plessis said, “The Begg Street site is no longer fit for purpose with the move a temporary measure pending the broader outcomes of a Corporation-wide review”.
“Begg Street is home to our Leongatha wastewater treatment plant which will remain as is, however, it’s been clear for some time that the office, stores and work centre facilities are lacking in a number of crucial areas and would take significant investment to upgrade,” explained Mr du Plessis.
Leasing in Cusack Road is a practical and cost-effective interim option for South Gippsland Water that will allow stores and office space to be accommodated effectively and securely, and will meet the safety and logistical requirements of a very busy workplace.
It has also been necessary for South Gippsland Water to relocate its Leongatha standpipe to Cusack Road. The layout of the site provides improved access for water carters, delivery trucks and articulated vehicles.
The depot will remain at the Begg Street site which will be repurposed to accommodate vehicle, equipment and machinery storage and will serve as an occasional base for maintenance and field staff.