1 September, 2023 10:44
A map of the Laidley to Plainland pipeline

Urban Utilities has reached a major milestone in its $32 million project to upgrade essential wastewater infrastructure in the Lockyer Valley.

The construction of an 8km pipe to connect Plainland to the Laidley Wastewater Treatment Plant is now complete.

Urban Utilities spokesperson Michelle Cull said the project would cater for projected growth in the area through to 2040.

“We know more and more people are choosing to call the Lockyer Valley home,” she said.

“It’s important we upgrade our existing network and build new infrastructure for the future so we can continue to provide safe and reliable water and wastewater services to our customers.”

The project also involves constructing a new wastewater pump station at Plainland.

It will replace Urban Utilities’ existing tankering facility on Gehrke Road and is due for completion in the coming months, weather and site conditions permitting.

Ms Cull said Urban Utilities and their delivery partner, John Holland, thanked residents for their ongoing patience. 

“As this project continues we will maintain our efforts to minimise any potential customer impacts,” she said.

“We remind everyone to be aware there will be some changed traffic conditions while we complete these essential works for the Plainland community.”

For the latest information, visit www.urbanutilities.com.au/plainlandproject or catch up with the project team in person at the Laidley Spring Festival on Saturday, September 9.

About Urban Utilities
Established on July 1, 2010, Urban Utilities is one of the largest water distributor-retailers in Australia, providing water and sewerage services to more than 1.5 million residents in South East Queensland. Our 14,384km2 geographic area is made up of the five local government areas of Brisbane, Ipswich, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset.