Brooms Head onsite sewage management system upgrade

  • Project typeOpen Spaces and Facilities
  • Project scheduleOn schedule
  • Completion Date30 June 2022
Why are we doing this?
  • The Brooms Head Holiday Park On Site Sewage Management System requires upgrading as the treatment plant is at the end of its useful life.

Project Benefits
  • The new system will comply with current environmental legislation.
  • It will be designed to cater for the number of visitors to the Brooms Head Reserve and Holiday Park and allow for any future upgrades to the park.
What’s been happening?
  • Soil profile and structural testing of the Reserve along the ridge line has been completed.
  • Investigating off site options for the application of treated effluent have been explored including–
    • locations and land before the Village along Brooms Head Road up to 3km from the park that have been excluded due to various constraints.
    • onegotiations with NSW Crown Lands continuing to utilise and improve existing treatment ponds on the Crown Reserve to the west of the Village.
  • Workshop with Council on project status.
Next Steps
  • Project will now be delivered in two stages being –

    • Stage 1 – upgrade of the treatment plant only that is at the end of its useful life.  The plant is proposed to be located partially underground near the AC section and library. 
    •  Stage 2 – after consideration of feedback, the preferred location for the land application of treated effluent will be off park and not within the Brooms Head Reserve.   This will depend on continuing to work with NSW Crown Lands on utilising and improving the area of land where existing treatment ponds are in the long term.  The performance of the treatment ponds will be monitored in the meantime. 
  • Stage 1 – tenders for works will be called in first quarter of 2022.  Construction anticipated to commence by June - July 2022.
  • Stage 2 – timing depends on progress with NSW Crown Lands on utilising and improving area where existing treatment ponds are.  At this stage expected to occur from 2022-2023.  


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