Water utility wins major project management accolade

Posted 6 September 2016

Wastewater Treatment Plant - Project ManagementWestern Australia's largest water utility has been recognised for its excellence in project management at the Australian Business Awards.

Water Corporation picked up the project management gong for its East Rockingham Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Water Corporation General Manager Assets Delivery Mark Leathersich said the project was an example of how an effective alliance could deliver tangible benefits.

“The East Rockingham Wastewater Treatment Plant was delivered in an alliance between Water Corporation and Task JV, a joint venture between Jacobs and CPB Contractors,” Leathersich said.

“Constructing a major metropolitan wastewater treatment plant presents unique challenges, with safety, community engagement and environmental approvals all vital to the project’s success.

“The collaborative approach undertaken as part of our project management allowed us to identify issues and opportunities early in the process, to ensure the best outcome. This was the case from the design to the final commissioning of the plant.”

Leathersich said the fact the plant was delivered on time and under budget was thanks to the alliance’s collaborative approach.

The East Rockingham Wastewater Treatment Plant can treat up to 20ML of wastewater from households and businesses each day.

By 2070, it is expected the plant will be expanded to treat up to 160ML of wastewater a day, which will service about 800,000 people and make it one of the largest wastewater treatment plants in Perth.