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Loch Sport Sewerage Scheme

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When is it happening?

Following a detailed planning and design phase, construction works commenced early 2013 with work on the sewer transfer main between Dutson Downs and Loch Sport. This will be complete mid 2014.

Other construction packages and completion dates are as follows:

  • 2013 - mid 2014: Sewer Pump Stations (Progress Road and Snipe Street)
  • 2014 - mid 2015: Township Reticulation Works
  • 2014 - mid 2015:Township On Lot Works

The scheme will be progressively delivered to an operational status via four township Stages A, B, C and D.

Stage A Stage B Stage C Stage D

It is expected that Stage A area will be available for customer connection late 2014 with Stages B, C and D to follow over the 12 month period. The Loch Sport Sewerage System is set to be complete late 2015.

A detailed Loch Sport Sewerage Project timeline can be found here.

Want to speak to someone about the project?

  • Call the i-HUB on 1800 631 688 (free call)
  • Visit the i-HUB at Shop 1, 48-52 Lake Street Loch Sport, 3851
  • Email i-hub@gippswater.com.au

What's it all about?

The Loch Sport Sewerage Scheme is a $40.3 million Gippsland Water project that will deliver reticulated sewerage services to approximately 2,700 properties in the lakeside township of Loch Sport.

A total of $9.3 million was received from the Victorian Government towards the total cost of the project.

The scheme will be delivered by Gippsland Water as part of the Victorian Government’s Country Towns Water Supply and Sewerage Scheme Program, which listed Loch Sport amongst 35 priority towns to be provided with water or wastewater services.

This was announced by the then Minister for Water in January 2006.

Why is it happening?

Extensive studies by Gippsland Water, Wellington Shire Council, and independent consultants into Loch Sport's existing wastewater systems, found that there was a demonstrated public health and environmental risk associated with the existing septic tank systems in the town.

A fully costed business case was prepared for the Loch Sport Sewerage Scheme that was approved by the Gippsland Water Board and Minister for Water in 2010.

The introduction of the sewerage scheme will replace the current septic systems and remove the environment risks associated with failing or not functioning septic systems.

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Gippsland Water Head Office, 55 Hazelwood Road, Traralgon, VIC, 3844

Phone: 1800 050 500
Fax: (03) 5174 0103
Interpreter service: 131 450
TTY: 1800 555 677
Email: contactus@gippswater.com.au

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