To increase the network’s capacity, Unitywater is building the following infrastructure:

  • a sewage pump station at the site of the old Horton Park Golf Course car park

  • a sewer rising main from Dalton Drive to connect to the existing sewer at the intersection of Sunshine Motorway and Maroochydore Road.

This project will free up capacity in the existing Maroochydore Coastal Sewerage System as well as reduce the load on the wider Maroochydore sewerage network. At an estimated $15.9 million, this solution is the most efficient and cost-effective option.

Unitywater will keep all stakeholders informed of progress throughout the duration of the project.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact us.

 

The Maroochydore Coastal Sewerage System serves the coastal strip from Alexandra Headland to Maroochy River and includes the Maroochydore Priority Development Area.

The existing sewerage trunk mains are:

  • small diameter gravity reticulation and local small scale pumping stations draining to approximately eight kilometres of trunk gravity main which was constructed in 1973 and which roughly follows Aerodrome Road from Alexandra Headland to the Maroochydore Sewage Treatment Plant

  • the south to north trunk sewer roughly parallel with the Sunshine Motorway.

Since 2010, the Maroochydore sewer network has experienced several sewage spills during extreme wet weather.

Unitywater contracted M&K Pipelines to construct a new sewerage main from Dalton Drive to the intersection of the Sunshine Motorway and Maroochydore Road. The sewerage main was completed in three stages using a combination of trenching and drilling.

 

Stage 1: October 2016 to April 2017

Stage 2 involved trenching from Maroochy Boulevard through the easement to Macleay Lane, and along the footpath to the intersection of St Helena Street.

Trenching continued along St Helena Street, through the vacant land through the roundabout at the corner of Cheyenne Way and Sunrise Drive, and along Cheyenne Way to Cornmeal Creek.

Maroochydore Coastal Sewerage System

 

Stage 2: January to May 2017

Stage 2 involves trenching from Maroochy Boulevard through the easement to Macleay Lane, and along the left hand side of the footpath to the intersection of St Helena Street.

Trenching will continue along St Helena Street, through the vacant land through the roundabout at the corner of Cheyenne Way and Sunrise Drive, and along Cheyenne Way to Cornmeal Creek. The pipe will cross Cornmeal Creek, either on the creek bed or attached to the Sunshine Cove Estate’s proposed future bridge.

Maroochydore Coastal Sewerage System

 

Stage 3: February to April 2017

Stage 3 of the works connected the new pipeline by drilling from Allora Drive under Maroochydore Road, to the existing pipeline adjacent to the sewage pump station near the Sunshine Motorway and Maroochydore Road intersection.

Maroochydore Coastal Sewerage System


Stage 4: April 2017 - November 2019

Stage 4 of the works involves trenching through the new Maroochydore City Centre to the new pump station location. This is due to be completed in November 2019. 

Maroochydore Coastal Sewerage System Stage 4 - aerial shot


Stage 5: April 2017 - November 2019

Stage 5 involves construction of the new sewer pump station. This is due to be completed in November 2019.

Commissioning is due to be complete in December 2019. 

Maroochydore Coastal Sewerage System Stage 4 - aerial shot

 

Location

Maroochydore

Supplier

Unitywater

Design phase commencement

March 2015

Design phase completion

December 2015

Construction commencement

July 2016

Construction completion

November 2019

Investment

$15.9 million

             

Maroochydore timeline

Mar 2015
Design phase commenced
Dec 2015
Design phase completed
Jul  2016
Construction commenced
Nov  2019
Construction completion