Subiaco: $48m Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade complete

Work has finished on the Subiaco wastewater treatment plant.
Work has finished on the Subiaco wastewater treatment plant.

THE $48 million upgrade of the Subiaco wastewater treatment plant is complete and set to support more than 240,000 people in the western suburbs.

The upgrade to WA’s third largest plant will support growth in the area between Perth, Scarborough, Fremantle and the CBD.

Works started in February 2016 and have increased the plant’s capacity by nearly 1.5 billion litres of wastewater each year.

Water Minister Dave Kelly said the Water Corporation collected, treated and safely disposed of around 383 million litres of wastewater from across Perth every day.

“Wastewater treatment is a vital part of the services the Water Corporation delivers to households, businesses and industry,” he said.

The Subiaco wastewater treatment plant site has been in operation since 1927.

The State Government has said there is potential for the plant to be a site for groundwater replenishment in the future as climate change affects water supplies.