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View over a waterway at Sale

A key piece of infrastructure for our community

To cater for the growth of Sale, Wurruk and Fulham, Gippsland Water is building a new outfall sewer pump station near the Port of Sale.

About the new pump station

The new facility will:

  • Cater for future population growth, by providing more capacity than the current pump station.
  • Reduce the likelihood of spills into Flooding Creek, by incorporating storage tanks to cope with peak flows during wet weather events.
  • Reduce the likelihood of odour escaping from the site, by incorporating industry-standard odour mitigation technology.
  • Improve the view from the Port of Sale precinct, by allowing the removal of the existing pump station building.

The site
The site we have chosen for the new pump station is on Foster Street in Sale, opposite the Police Station.
There are several reasons why we chose this site:

  • It’s not within a residential area
  • It’s above the flood level
  • It fits neatly within our existing network of sewer pipes and pumps, which means that we can demolish the old outfall sewer pump station
  • It’s large enough to accommodate all the necessary equipment, including storage tanks and industry-standard odour mitigation technology, to service Sale, Wurruk and Fulham for the next 50 years
  • It allows for the safe movement of vehicles, which will be required for maintenance of the pump station.

The landscape design

Artists impression of the facade for the new sewer pump station that will complement the amenity of the area

We have worked closely with Wellington Shire Council, the community of Sale, and a landscape architect to create a facade for the new sewer pump station that will complement the amenity of the area. We have also been conscious of retaining and enhancing the western entrance to Sale.

The landscape design connects to the significant development works that are underway at the Port of Sale precinct, and features a curved timber fence inspired by the historic port and the local timber industry.

The planting scheme incorporates native evergreen trees, and indigenous plants laid out in organic shapes. Additional planting is also planned to assist with screening on the eastern and southern boundaries of the site.

Once the new pump station is operating, the unsightly old sewer pump station on Park Street will be removed, which will further improve views from the Port of Sale precinct.

For more information about the new pump station, you can download our fact sheet.

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Gippsland Water supplies fresh clean drinking water to more than 70,000 customers, and wastewater services to more than 63,000 customers across an area of more than 5,000 square kilometres. It maintains a $1 billion infrastructure network, which includes more than 2,000 kilometres of water mains, 15 water treatment plants, over 1,700 kilometres of sewer mains and 14 wastewater treatment plants.

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