This work will be the next step in a program to upgrade the full length of the Saline Waste Outfall Pipeline (SWOP). It will involve upgrading an 11km section of the pipeline located between Stradbroke and Willung.
The SWOP is essential to the Victorian power industry. After a quality check, saline wastewater from power stations in the Latrobe Valley is conveyed to an ocean outfall at McGaurans Beach, where it dilutes with seawater offshore. The pipeline was constructed in 1983.