GIPPSLAND Water has completed demolition of a derelict building near the Port of Sale to make way for a major new piece of infrastructure.
The $11.4 million outfall sewer pump station will be built on Foster St, opposite the police station, on the site of an old car yard.
Construction is expected to be complete by April 2021.
Gippsland Water consulted with the community and a landscape architect to develop planting and screening for the new pump station.
Gippsland Water customer and community general manager Paul Clark said the new pump station would be a major improvement to Sale’s sewer network.
“This project will cater for population growth in Sale, Wurruk and Fulham for the next 50 years,” he said.
“It will also allow us to demolish the existing outfall sewer pump station on Park St.
“The new pump station will feature industry-standard odour mitigation technology and reduce the likelihood of spills into Flooding Creek.”
The contract to complete detailed engineering designs for the project was awarded to WSP, and design work is underway.