Hastings Point Wastewater Treatment Plant performance upgrade

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The Hastings Point Wastewater Treatment Plant currently services about 12,860 people who live, work and holiday in Cabarita Beach, Bogangar, Hastings Point and Pottsville.

Ageing assets and population growth is putting pressure on the plant’s performance. While the plant is licensed by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to service about 18,000 people, it needs some improvement works now to ensure it can meet this licensed capacity into the future.

Community benefits

By upgrading the performance of the plant, we will be able to provide resilient and efficient wastewater services for current and future populations. The quality of treated wastewater will be higher, ensuring the plant continues to meet the conditions of its EPA licence.

Options for upgrading

An assessment of 5 upgrade options has been prepared by external consultant GHD. Please download the draft Hastings Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Options Assessment for details on the options.

GHD has identified Option 4 as the preferred upgrade option. Option 4 involves:

  • constructing a third extended aeration tank
  • new inlet works and odour treatment system
  • a 99kW solar array
  • other complementary improvements
  • renewal of existing components at the plant.

The GHD assessment names these benefits of Option 4:

  • maintains the current plant’s operational philosophy with a familiar technology whilst increasing treatment capacity, reliability and redundancy
  • relatively low technical risk in construction and commissioning
  • relatively low energy consumption
  • low maintenance
  • reuses a large amount of existing infrastructure that has remaining life.

Have your say

We invite you to provide input into the draft Hastings Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Options Assessment.

To provide feedback, please download the draft assessment and either:

  • use the submission form below
  • email tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au with the subject ‘Hastings Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Options Assessment’ or
  • mail to Hastings Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Options Assessment, General Manager, Tweed Shire Council, PO Box 816, Murwillumbah, NSW 2484.

The feedback period will close at 4 pm on Friday 21 June 2024.

What’s next?

Once Council has determined a preferred option, we will finalise the concept design, review environmental factors, and determine planning and other government agency approvals. This is expected to take 12 months.

When these actions are complete and approvals are in place, the project will move to the detailed design stage and after that, construction will commence. This is expected to take an additional 2 years.

The Hastings Point Wastewater Treatment Plant currently services about 12,860 people who live, work and holiday in Cabarita Beach, Bogangar, Hastings Point and Pottsville.

Ageing assets and population growth is putting pressure on the plant’s performance. While the plant is licensed by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to service about 18,000 people, it needs some improvement works now to ensure it can meet this licensed capacity into the future.

Community benefits

By upgrading the performance of the plant, we will be able to provide resilient and efficient wastewater services for current and future populations. The quality of treated wastewater will be higher, ensuring the plant continues to meet the conditions of its EPA licence.

Options for upgrading

An assessment of 5 upgrade options has been prepared by external consultant GHD. Please download the draft Hastings Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Options Assessment for details on the options.

GHD has identified Option 4 as the preferred upgrade option. Option 4 involves:

  • constructing a third extended aeration tank
  • new inlet works and odour treatment system
  • a 99kW solar array
  • other complementary improvements
  • renewal of existing components at the plant.

The GHD assessment names these benefits of Option 4:

  • maintains the current plant’s operational philosophy with a familiar technology whilst increasing treatment capacity, reliability and redundancy
  • relatively low technical risk in construction and commissioning
  • relatively low energy consumption
  • low maintenance
  • reuses a large amount of existing infrastructure that has remaining life.

Have your say

We invite you to provide input into the draft Hastings Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Options Assessment.

To provide feedback, please download the draft assessment and either:

  • use the submission form below
  • email tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au with the subject ‘Hastings Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Options Assessment’ or
  • mail to Hastings Point Wastewater Treatment Plant Options Assessment, General Manager, Tweed Shire Council, PO Box 816, Murwillumbah, NSW 2484.

The feedback period will close at 4 pm on Friday 21 June 2024.

What’s next?

Once Council has determined a preferred option, we will finalise the concept design, review environmental factors, and determine planning and other government agency approvals. This is expected to take 12 months.

When these actions are complete and approvals are in place, the project will move to the detailed design stage and after that, construction will commence. This is expected to take an additional 2 years.

Page last updated: 07 Jun 2024, 12:01 PM