The state is set to install four new Victorian-designed centrifugal pumping stations in Perth, with the aim of making the city a more energy-efficient hub for cleaning, servicing and pumping the state’s waste.
The state Government has agreed to pay for four pumps to be installed on a property at Glenore, north of the city, and the pump systems will be used to provide power for a citywide network of about 1,300 kilometres of pipes.
Perth’s existing centrifugal system was designed in the 1950s, with more than 100 pumps across the city that had a lifespan of about 100 years.
Melbourne City Council is to receive about $20 million for the construction of four new pumps.
These will replace the current systems which were installed by the then-State Government in the 1970s and 80s.
The state Government said it had agreed to fund the projects with the money it received from the Federal Government’s Clean Energy Future Fund.
Council executive member Peter Kelly said the pump networks would reduce the time spent cleaning and servicing waste.
“If we’re using the pump network to help us with our waste collection, then we’ll be reducing the time of cleaning and service,” he said.
More to come.