Kangaroo Valley Sewerage Scheme contract awarded
July 27, 2011
After a detailed tender evaluation, Shoalhaven City Council has now awarded the Kangaroo Valley Sewerage Scheme (KVSS) contract to AJ Lucas Operations Pty Ltd.
The contract caters for the design and construction of all required facilities for the KVSS including a pressure sewer system, transfer main from the village to the proposed treatment facility, a water reclamation facility (Membrane Bioreactor) and a reclaimed water storage dam.
The KVSS will drastically improve the current sewerage collection system and connect Kangaroo Valley into the Reclaimed Water Management Scheme (REMS), providing vital irrigation to both local farms and recreational facilities throughout the region.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor, Paul Green said the awarding of the KVSS contract provided another notable milestone for the project saying he was now eagerly awaiting the beginning of construction works.
“The Kangaroo Valley Sewerage Scheme will utilise a pressure sewerage system to provide a reliable and high quality sewerage service to the Valley,” said Clr Green.
“This is a very large scale project with the new sewerage system including on-property installations and street reticulation along with the provision of a transfer main from the village to the treatment facility and a reclaimed water storage dam.
“It is very exciting to see the awarding of contracts for this very important project and I look forward to the commencement of works in the not too distant future.”
Council’s Director of Shoalhaven Water, Carmel Krogh highlighted the background work that has been carried out to bring the project to this critical milestone.
“Due to the specialist nature of the project, the sensitivity of the local environment and high level of community engagement required, the tender evaluation targeted contractors with a high level of experience and performance with similar projects while still providing a competitive price,” said Ms Krogh.
“The successful contractors are also currently constructing the Robertson Sewerage Scheme.”
“Shoalhaven Water staff is looking forward to working collaboratively with AJ Lucas and the local community to deliver positive outcomes in this project”.
Funding for the $18M project is being provided by Council, the Sydney Catchment Authority and the NSW State Government.
Ms Krogh advised Council that the state government has confirmed that funds have been allocated in the NSW Country Towns Water and Sewerage Program up to a maximum of $5,6M.
This contribution, together with the $6.1M offered by the Sydney Catchment Authority, allows Council to proceed with the scheme within its current budget.