Warragul Trunk Sewer – on budget – on time – delivering great outcomes for Baw Baw

Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing MP, today marked the completion of the $13 million Warragul Trunk Sewer Upgrade.

Visiting the project in Warragul, representing the Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville, Ms Shing commended Gippsland Water’s completion of the project which is part of its investment in the growing region.

The project delivers four kilometres of new sewer line and allows for future growth in the town which is the hub of one of Victoria’s fastest growing areas, Baw Baw Shire.

Delivered in three stages, the new sewer line has increased capacity built in and reduces the risk of sewer spills into local waterways which had been a problem over many years.

Previously unsewered properties close to the Warragul CBD will now also be serviced.

Baw Baw Shire is expected to grow from a population of approximately 45,000 to almost 75,000 by 2036.

Quotes attributable to Harriet Shing MP, Member for Eastern Victoria

“Towns such as Warragul simply cannot grow without appropriate infrastructure to meet demand and this upgrade will support local growth, economic activity and jobs.”

“Gippsland Water is to be commended for the long term planning that has gone into delivering this project to the community on time and on budget.”

“This project is a great outcome for the community, local business and the environment of the region – an excellent example of a project delivering across the board for the community.”

“As well as providing necessary infrastructure for Warragul’s growth, the sewer upgrade delivers a sustainable and environmentally sensitive outcome for the region.”

“By investing in local infrastructure, we make Gippsland towns like Warragul an even better place to live. These investments help ensure continued growth for Victoria – they support jobs during construction and facilitate economic and community wellbeing in ensuing years.”

Key facts

• Allows for further growth in regions fastest growing district
• The project involved the employment of ten local firms
• The upgrade reduces the risk of sewer inflows to local creeks and properties
• Brings 24 un-sewered properties on line