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25 November 2019

Media Release - The Hon Lisa Neville MP, Minister for Water

The Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant will undergo a major redevelopment, with the announcement of the phase two works to begin at the site.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas visited the facility today to inspect phase one works and announce phase two.

The multimillion-dollar investment will more than double storage and increase irrigation capacity at the plant, as well as update treatment processes, so that only class B water is used for off-site irrigation and tertiary treated water is released to the Campaspe River.

Phase two will deliver the construction of a Class C to B treatment plant for the trade waste treatment stream, additional storage of approximately 200 mega litres and additional irrigation areas including the transfer pipework and irrigation infrastructure.

Phase two is expected to be complete in December 2020, pending planning and regulatory approvals.

The works follow on from phase one currently underway, which includes a series of improved treatment processes in the lagoons and tanks for storage of Class B water for irrigation at Hardwick Meatworks.

The redevelopment is expected to be able to serve the Kyneton region until 2040.

More information is available at the Kyneton Solutions Project page of Coliban Water’s website.


Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas

“The Kyneton community has been vocal on this issue and we have listened. It’s time there is a wastewater treatment facility to meet the expectations of the community.”

“I am delighted to see works progressing quickly at the Kyneton Water Reclamation Plant”

“Kyneton is a rapidly growing domestic and commercial region, so we need to make sure the treatment facilities can meet the growing demand.”


Quotes attributable to Minister for Water Lisa Neville

“I’m pleased to see rapid action taken on this issue, for the health of the Campaspe River and the community”

“I congratulate Coliban Water for its proactive approach on going ahead and getting the job done.”

Last updated on 25 Nov 2019
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