Tuesday, December 6th, 2022
South Gippsland Water is investing $12.8 million in sewer upgrades for the growing town of Inverloch.
Over the next few years, this investment will help us maintain our standard, safe, wastewater services that contribute to the health and liveability of Inverloch and its environment.
Managing Director, Robert Murphy, said the upgrade would ensure the current system copes with predicted growth, part of South Gippsland Water’s commitment to proactively plan for the future of our towns.
“Maintaining safe wastewater systems is one of the outcomes our customers have clearly told us they want us to invest in, to ensure our towns’ future sustainability and liveability.”
“This upgrade, which includes two new pump stations, is a significant investment in Inverloch and will make a real difference to the town.”
Mr Murphy said South Gippsland Water had worked with cultural heritage networks, completed fauna and flora studies and its contractors to ensure minimal impact on the environment and none on existing water and wastewater services during construction.
“Our team have worked to design these works, so they don’t occur during Inverloch’s busy summer period. But when the work gets underway in February 2023, we’ve got plans in place to minimise traffic and construction noise, as well as ensure water and wastewater services remain consistent.”
Mr Murphy said over the coming weeks, Inverloch residents may notice trees being cut down in preparation for the works in February. Over the years, through nature alone, self-seeded trees have populated the areas. This has made vehicle access to the pumps impossible, which creates hindrances in emergency situations, such as power outages.
“I want to assure the community that we will be working with the public to rehabilitate the utility locations once the works are completed and make the spaces an amenity that the public can enjoy”.
The works are happening on Veronica Street and Meanderri Drive. The new pump stations will be built adjacent to the existing facilities on utility locations. Neighbours have been notified via door knock and letter.
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