What's this project all about?

Triabunna's existing sewerage network was designed and built decades ago for a much smaller town. Nowadays, the network will often overflow as stormwater enters the sewerage system, much of it from private property. This project will reduce the frequency, volume and impact of those overflow events, and improve TasWater’s protection of the local community and environment.

This project is part of TasWater’s commitment to investing in new and improved infrastructure projects across Tasmania. Initial works will be done at the Spencer & Charlotte Street Sewage Pump Station in early April to install additional network storage and manholes.

Construction will then move to installation of a dedicated pipeline along Charles Street and Esplanade West in Triabunna to provide additional network storage . Upgrades to the Charles St Sewage Pump Station include installation of manholes and pipework to minimise the risk of an overflow incident in wet weather events.

Temporary traffic controls will need to be in place during the works so you should expect some delays or consider taking an alternative route. There may also be impacts to on street parking.

We ask you to follow all signage and directions and thank you for helping to keep our people safe as they complete this essential work.

What will you notice during our works?

There will be construction activity around the Charles Street end of Esplanade West including excavation, truck movements, heavy equipment, many vehicles and workers. Most work will take place weekdays Monday to Friday, and we have targeted times outside the peak summer and holiday periods, where possible.

During construction the BBQ adjacent to the public toilets in this location will be removed. There is another BBQ further to the East or public BBQ and picnic facilities can be found at nearby Raspins Beach, Orford, approximately a 7min drive away at a lovely swimming beach. The Esplanade BBQ will be reinstated when works are complete.

There will be some restrictions to parking spaces in the vicinity of the works and safety fencing in place. Access to the public toilets will remain open on one end.

While TasWater and our contractors make every effort to reduce our impact on the surrounding community, it is our hope that locals will understand there will be some short-term disruption to deliver a long-term benefit.

Have your say...

We welcome your feedback on the Triabunna Sewage Pump Station project.