A leak in the outfall was discovered in 2018, 700m offshore at a point where the pipe was joined, followed by another closer to shore in April 2020. Since then, Council has monitored the environment, planned repairs to be undertaken by a specialist dive team, and applied for a variation to the existing wastewater discharge consent to enable an ongoing discharge at the 700m mark until the leak is fully repaired or the outfall is replaced.
Our solutions to fix these leaks have been modified as the specialist dive team working on this project have taken a closer look on site. We have monitored the environment since the first leak was discovered in 2018. We continue to develop our plans for the outfall pipe’s replacement.
Repairs to the leaks took longer than expected as the planned solutions had to be modified once the specialist dive team working on this project have taken a closer look on site.
We will now continue to develop our plans for the outfall pipe’s replacement.
Frequently Asked Questions: Wastewater outfall project
Completion date: 28 February 2020
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