$25 million upgrade for South Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant
The $25 million upgrade of the South Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) is currently underway. The major project was launched with a sod turning by Deputy Mayor Gianpiero Battista and Paul Smith (pictured) on 17 January 2017.
The upgrade will transform the 80-year-old plant into a modern facility with an increased capacity of 45%. At present the South Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant services around 15,000 people. The upgraded plant will be able to service 22,500 people, catering for expected population increases including growth on the western side of the city due to the North Lismore Plateau.
The new STP will significantly improve environmental impacts and will include the installation of a 334kW solar farm on site. This farm will be the largest on the Northern Rivers and will generate up to 60% of electricity for the new plant.
The upgrade is scheduled to take 14 months with a completion date of March 2018. For the duration of works there will be a 40km/h reduced speed limit outside the plant along Three Chain Road, as large vehicles and machinery will utilise this road for construction and deliveries to the site.
Lismore City Council urges members of the community to take additional caution driving on Three Chain Road due to this extra traffic and the changed conditions.
Watch progress via our Time Lapse Video
Watch our time-lapse camera feed on site at the South Lismore Sewage Treatment Plant and see works progressing in real time!