$30 million wastewater network upgrade prepares for growing population
Published: 28 September 2015
The City of Logan is better equipped to deal with population growth after a $30 million upgrade to wastewater infrastructure was completed this month.
A 21-tonne lid was recently installed on the new Chambers Flat Rd pump station, finalising the major wastewater (sewerage) network upgrade from Logan Reserve to Marsden.
Work on the project, which included construction of the pump station and the installation of 3.4 kilometres of wastewater pipeline, began in late 2014.
Logan City Council Roads and Water Infrastructure Committee Chairperson, Councillor Don Petersen, said the new infrastructure would help the city cope with future growth.
"Logan is one of the country's fastest growing cities, with 70,000 new homes to be built by 2031," he said.
"Investment in this sort of infrastructure is vital to ensuring we can cope with this growth."
Cr Petersen said the $9.6 million first stage of the project began in 2012.
"In the first stage, our Logan Water Alliance constructed 9.7 kilometres of pipeline and two pump stations between Logan Village and Crestmead," he said.
"The $4.4 million second stage included another pump station and 3.1 kilometres of pipeline between Crestmead and Logan Reserve.
"Now that the final stage is complete, we will be better able to cope with rapid population growth in and around the Park Ridge master planned area."