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State Government put $7.5 million of funding into Glenfield construction of wastewater system for 1000 homes

Anna CoxGeraldton Guardian
Wastewater infrastructure has been built at Glenfield Beach, near Geraldton.
Camera IconWastewater infrastructure has been built at Glenfield Beach, near Geraldton. Credit: Supplied/The West

The State Government has boosted wastewater infrastructure in Geraldton’s north for 1000 new homes.

The construction of the new homes in Glenfield will benefit from $7.5 million of wastewater infrastructure now in place at Glenfield Beach.

As part of the Water Corporation project a new wastewater pump station was built at the southern end of Glenfield Beach Drive.

A 2.2km pipeline was also constructed to safely convey wastewater to a nearby treatment plant.

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The pump station will begin operating in coming months following further connection works.

With an extra 5500 residents expected to call Glenfield Beach home in coming years, investment in essential service infrastructure is fundamental to unlocking new land.

Water Minister Simone McGurk said: “To cater for expected population growth in Geraldton and across the region, it’s vital we maintain strong 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.”

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

Geraldton MLA Lara Dalton said Glenfield was expected to become home to thousands of people in coming years which was why support for growth must be continued in the area.

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