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Bright wastewater treatment plant upgrade

Bright wastewater treatment plant upgrade

We're working towards improving the Bright-Porepunkah wastewater treatment plant.

Project overview

The wastewater treatment plant that services the townships of Bright and Porepunkah requires an upgrade as it does not meet the capacity needs of the community and no longer meets contemporary treatment standards. It is necessary to implement a new system to improve wastewater quality and its return to the environment.

Sewage from the Bright and Porepunkah townships is currently treated in a lagoon-based wastewater treatment plant. The treated wastewater is currently discharged via an infiltration basin where it indirectly flows to the Ovens River via a groundwater infiltration basin. The system also has a small reuse supply scheme to the nearby golf club.

A new discharge arrangement is needed and we are currently determining what arrangement is required, where this will be located, and what treatment plant upgrades will be necessary.

Community consultation

At North East Water, we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Lands and Waters on which we operate and value community consultation and inclusivity with all land users to inform our project decision-making.

We invite you to attend a community information session where you can talk directly with members of the project team to learn more about this important upgrade.

Date: Wednesday 13 December 2023
Time: 6.00pm to 8.00pm
Location: To be confirmed

Please register your interest in attending the session by emailing

Frequently asked questions

Click the button below to read the FAQ's about the Bright wastewater treatment plant upgrade.


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