Eurobodalla Council is upgrading infrastructure at Mackay Park as part of a wider project to improve the Batemans Bay CBD’s water and sewer network.
The work forms part of the first stage of an upgrade that will improve sewerage infrastructure capacity and secure the water supply.
Council contractors will this week begin installing new mains to prepare for the construction of a sewerage pump station on the Princes Highway at Mackay Park, as well as a new trunk water main running north along the highway.
Unfortunately about 10 trees will need to be removed along the highway to facilitate the work, due to the depth of the excavation required, as well as the location of existing underground services, such as NBN, Telstra, and Optus.
A further three existing pump stations from within the CBD will be relocated and upgraded, each with associated underground pipework, with minimal interference to existing services and street-scaping.
The upgrade follows the recommendations of a water and sewer augmentation strategy, which Council commissioned in 2019 to cater for growing demand and maximise future development opportunities in the Bay CBD.
Above: Eurobodalla Council has begun a project to improve capacity of the Batemans Bay CBD water and sewer network.