New site found for South-west Wastewater Treatment Plant

We have found a new site that will be home to the South-western Wastewater Treatment Plant, which will serve the growing communities of Kingseat, Waiuku, Glenbrook and Clarks Beach.
We have just acquired 372 Glenbrook Beach Rd, after commercial negotiations for an alternative site in Clarks Beach could not be settled.
Head of strategy and planning Priyan Perera says: “This area is growing quickly, and we are working hard to deliver our new wastewater servicing scheme to ensure we can meet the expectations of these rapidly-growing communities.
“With this in mind, we reassessed the other shortlisted sites and found that the Glenbrook Beach Rd site was the best location for a new sophisticated treatment plant. The site allows us to locate most of the wastewater treatment plant infrastructure in the middle of the property, which allows us to effectively manage any odours on site and control any adverse impact on our neighbours.
“The location of this site also means that we are able to meet some key objectives of this scheme, namely minimising our carbon footprint, ensuring that we have the space to futureproof our wastewater infrastructure for these growing communities and that we have an opportunity to create an enduring legacy for our rangitahi.”
The discharge outfall is already consented and its location adjacent to the existing outfall from the Clarks Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant remains unchanged.
“We want to thank the community for giving feedback on our shortlisted sites, and for their patience while we’ve worked through the planning process at our end,” Perera says.
“We look forward to sharing more information and answering any questions you may have at our community information sessions in May.”
Information sessions are planned for:
  • 4 May, 5pm-7pm at Camp Morley in Clarks Beach
  • 11 May, 5pm-7pm at Glenbrook Beach Community Hall.