Northern Territory Minister for Essential Services Willem Westra van Holthe
Upgrade To Ludmilla Waste Water Treatment Plant
Victor P Taffa
A $20 Million upgrade to the Ludmilla Wastewater Treatment Plant has seen a massive boost towards the plant’s capacity.
The project, which was completed in April, is part of Power and Water Corporation’s broader sewerage strategy to increase capacity for a growing population and lessen its impact on the environment.
Minister for Essential Services Willem Westra van Holthe said sewerage was now diverted to the Ludmilla Wastewater Treatment Plant.
“The Ludmilla plant has been upgraded to treat increasing flows of effluent from the CBD as a result of closing the Larrakeyah outfall.” Mr. Westra van Holthe said.
“This upgrade will improve the plant’s performance and reduce wet weather discharges to the Ludmilla Creek.”
“We have improved its capacity and processes, and put in place equipment to help with odour control.”
Power and Water Corporation has recently appointed local contractor JN Mousellis to construct the 3.2 km duplication of the East Point Effluent Rising Main.
Mr. Westra van Holthe said the value of the contract, including supply of pipe is $4.5 Million and construction was expected to commence in early August.
“This project is the third stage of the Larrakeyah Outfall Closure Plan, which included the closure of the Larrakeyah Outfall in May 2012, as part of Power and Water Corporation’s commitment to progressively reduce the impact of wastewater discharging into Darwin Harbour.”
“These works are expected to be completed through the current Dry Season.” Mr. Westra van Holthe said.