Major sewage treatment plant capacity increase for Hervey Bay

Project Overview

Fraser Coast Regional Council is engaging with the community to seek feedback on a range of options for Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) upgrade locations and release of the additional recycled water generated in order to meet the needs of our growing population. The consultation activities will also explore new opportunities for recycling water, (regardless of which treatment plant location is upgraded), in order to add to the current expansive irrigation program with turf farms, cane fields and hardwood forests, one of Australia’s largest.

The engagement opportunities have been spread over two stages including:

  • A Community Panel made up of a representative sample of people from across the Fraser Coast region has been meeting to deliberate on the three options that are being explored and to consider new alternative options;
  • Wider community engagement involving Workshops, Community Information Stalls, Site Tours and Key Stakeholder Interviews in September.

Join us to discover more about your sewage network and the proposed upgrade options.

Ready to have your say on the three possible options?

Download the form from the Document Library or click here to take the online survey.

Before sharing your views on the feedback form or online, please review thefollowing documents from the Doc Library:

  • Major Sewage Treatment Plant Capacity Increase for Hervey Bay Site Selection Project Brochure
  • What happens after I flush: know your Hervey Bay Sewage Network
  • Expanding the Hervey Bay Sewage Network: Options for STP Upgrade

Have any questions, feedback or need more information?
Contact the Project Team at WBWengagement@frasercoast.qld.gov.au or speak to a project team member by phone on 07 3217 6849.

Help shape our future sewage treatment network

Fraser Coast residents are being encouraged to help shape the future of Hervey Bay’s sewage treatment network by getting involved in community consultation activities this month.

Deputy Mayor Darren Everard said with the Fraser Coast’s population forecast to grow significantly over the next two decades, sewage treatment plant upgrades will be needed.

“The current sewage treatment and recycled water management system is not sufficient to sustain the increased population,” he said.

Click here to read more.

  • Community Consultation report

    In mid December 2019 the Major Sewage Treatment Plant Capacity Increase for Hervey Bay Site Selection Project Community Consultation report will be submitted to Council.

The Fraser Coast Regional Council is engaging with the community to seek feedback on the options for a major sewage treatment plant (STP) capacity increase upgrade in order to meet the needs of our growing population.

Wide Bay Water commissioned a site selection study to identify the preferred option to achieve the capacity increase. The aim of the study was to identify which of the two STPs, Pulgul or Nikenbah, would be the most appropriate for the upgrade and how best to manage the increase in recycled water.

The three primary options that have arisen from the study are being shared with the wider community to seek feedback on each option so that Council can consider the best approach for the future.