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As our population increases, so does the amount of excess recycled water the city generates. Our existing infrastructure capacity is nearing its limit. To cater for future growth requirements, we have developed a sound and affordable long-term solution for the Gold Coast's excess recycled water.
This project involves 2 of the longest marine pipeline crossings of their type in Australia. With a project value of $70 million, upgrading this important infrastructure has allowed for the future growth of our city and increased the capacity of the existing network, which was built over 30 years ago.
Stage one consisted of upgrades and augmentation of the pipelines at the existing Seaway release locations. This will ensure the current system is operating efficiently before proceeding to a staged off-shore solution.
Key components of Stage 1 included:
City of Gold Coast is continuing to investigate options to further manage the release of excess recycled water. We are expanding our recycled water network to support business and industry with a climate resilient option.
Stage 2 will plan for the release of recycled water that has not been used across the city. There are no immediate plans for Stage 2, however this page will be updated with information regarding these works when finalised.
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