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Bellbridge water and sewer improvements

Bellbridge water and sewer improvements

Information about our upgrades to water and sewer infrastructure in Bellbridge.

Water treatment system upgrade now completed

This project began in 2018 with the replacement of the water pumps and pipework that takes untreated water from Lake Hume to the town’s water treatment plant. Two large water tanks were also installed that increases storage capacity of treated water.

The most recent work involves a total upgrade of the treatment plant to increase capacity and install new processes to manage a rise in blue-green algae blooms. Final work involving landscaping and fencing upgrades will soon be completed.

This $2.5 million upgrade supports the growth and development of the Bellbridge, and helps secure your town’s water supply for decades to come.

Sewage treatment plant upgrade underway

We will soon start an $5.5 million upgrade of the Bellbridge sewage treatment plant. This will involve a change from a lagoon based process built in the 1970’s, to a mechanical way of treating your wastewater. The upgrade will help support the long-term growth of your town. It will also reduce odour issues that are sometimes experienced during certain weather conditions.

The work will also involve the construction of a new 20 megalitre lagoon near the site of the existing treatment plant at a later date. This lagoon will hold treated recycled water that will be used to irrigate adjoining land in the summer months.

Traffic impacts during sewage plant upgrade

Early works will involve an upgrade to private roads near the treatment plant, allowing for easier access for construction vehicles.

During the upgrade work and construction of the lagoon, you periodically will see an increase in traffic along Lake Road, Lyndon Avenue, Craig Drive and Allan Crescent.

Works will be limited between 7am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Some works may occur on Saturday, but this will be limited. 

Traffic management will be in place during this time. When work is finished, traffic in town will return to current levels.

Community engagement

The community will be kept up to date about the upgrade to the sewage treatment plant through social media and this website. Face to face and community information sessions can be arranged through the contact information below.

More information

For more information about this project, contact project engineer Miguel De’Olivera on 1300 361 622 or email