What are the benefits of this project?

  • Protection of the environment, specifically the water quality in the River Maine and Castlemaine Harbour
  • Legal compliance, as the quality of treated effluent will comply with regulatory requirements and Castlemaine’s EPA authorisation
  • Capacity for future growth, as the plant will provide wastewater treatment for future growth in Castlemaine and can be expanded further in future if required

What is involved as part of this project?

  1. Build a new wastewater treatment plant at Castlemaine. The plant will serve a population of 750 people, and can be further expanded at a later date if required
  2. Build a new pumping station with storm water storage.
  3. Replace over 660m of sewer pipe
  4. Build a new inlet pumping station and storm water storage at the outfall to the River Maine
  5. Install pumping and a refurbished header manhole at the outfall to the River Maine
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