New construction jobs in Sunbury
Victoria's Government have announced that they will create new construction jobs in Sunbury starting with a $53 million Water Plant improvement plan, which is scheduled to be finished by early 2018 Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water, Lisa Neville, joined Member for Sunbury, Josh Bull, to announce the start of the Sunbury Recycled Water Plant upgrade.
During the plant's construction and operation phases, more than 50 full and part time jobs will be created, including apprenticeships and traineeships. The innovative design of the project means the upgrade will remain within the footprint of the existing treatment plant. Despite the significant increase in treatment capacity, a reduction in the amount of energy consumed per megalitre is expected.
Recycled wastewater produced at the plant is already used for irrigating crops and keeping sports grounds green all year round. However, the upgrade will increase the volume of wastewater treated from 5.9 to 9.2 million litres a day and allow wider use such as supplying communities with recycled water for their gardens. In addition to the planned increase in volume, improvements to the water treatment process will produce higher quality recycled water. The Water Cycle Management plan is good news for the future as the high population growth expected in Sunbury will create a higher demand for waste water services.
Minister Lisa Neville said “The Andrews Labor Government recognises the importance of providing high-quality, safe, healthy and reliable waste water services to the community.” and that “Investing in this upgrade will ensure the Sunbury and Diggers Rest communities continue to have excellent facilities as their population grows.”