Wastewater upgrade supports population growth in Geraldton

The construction of at least 1,000 new homes in Geraldton's fast-growing northern coastal corridor has received a boost, with new wastewater infrastructure now in place at Glenfield Beach.

The construction of at least 1,000 new homes in Geraldton and its fast-growing northern coastal corridor has received a boost, with new wastewater infrastructure now in place at Glenfield Beach.

The $7.5 million Water Corporation project saw a new wastewater pump station built at the southern end of Glenfield Beach Drive. A 2.2-kilometre pipeline was also constructed to safely convey wastewater to a nearby treatment plant.

Following further connection works, the pump station will begin operating in the coming months.

With an additional 5,500 residents expected to call Glenfield Beach home in coming years, investment in essential service infrastructure is fundamental to unlocking new land.

The project also supports wider development across the City of Greater Geraldton, which is among the fastest-growing regional local government areas in Australia. This is partly driven by the State Government’s ongoing investment in the Oakajee Strategic Industrial Area as a future hub for the clean energy industry.

Water Corporation has allocated $14.3 million to new water, wastewater and drainage projects in the Mid West this financial year under the 2024/25 State Budget.

Comments attributed to Water Minister Simone McGurk:

“To cater for expected population growth in Geraldton and across the region, we must maintain substantial investment in service infrastructure that allows land to be developed and homes to be built.

“Often this infrastructure is buried beneath our feet and rarely thought about, however, it performs an essential function for the community.

“This project is a vital step by Water Corporation and the Cook Government to support the construction of around 2,000 new homes in Glenfield Beach, helping to ensure housing stock keeps pace with population growth.

“Across the Mid West this financial year, Water Corporation has allocated $14.3 million to water, wastewater and drainage projects needed to support growing communities under the 2024/25 State Budget.”

Comments attributed to Geraldton MLA Lara Dalton:

“It’s an exciting time for Geraldton and the Mid West, with significant progress on developing the Oakajee Strategic Industrial Area, which will generate investment, employment and economic opportunities across the region.

“As more and more people are drawn to the region through the creation of new job opportunities, it’s vital we have infrastructure in place that allows for sensible, sustainable development.

“Glenfield Beach is expected to be home to thousands of people in coming years, and thanks to this project by Water Corporation, we can support continued growth in the area.”

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