Council keeps ahead of population growth

Population growth in Victoria’s coastal towns is putting increasing pressure on drainage infrastructure, causing some councils to take decisive action. Bass Coast Shire has major works underway at Cape Woolamai on Phillip Island, the popular holiday destination 140km south-east of Melbourne.

Road works and drainage were completed on the eastern half of the housing estate at Cape Woolamai some years ago, but the western section was still coping with open channels, unsealed roads and occasional flooding problems.

The tender for the west section of the estate was the largest special charge scheme ever let by Bass Coast Shire. The works, which affect 738 properties in Cape Woolamai West, was valued at $7.5 million and includes 8km of roads, 16km of drainage works and 5km of easement works.

Sure Constructions of Warragul won the tender, which began in February 2005 with completion expected mid-2006. At one stage Sure Constructions had four crews on site installing drainage, including a Rocla CleansAll® gross pollutant trap on the main outlet, which discharges into a watercourse and wetland to the north of the estate.

Rocla®  supplied approximately 6200 metres of flush-joint steel-reinforced concrete pipe in diameters from 375mm to 1350mm, with some rubber-ring-joint pipe for use in easements, as well as the Rocla CleansAll® CA750 gross pollutant trap.

The long-term relationship between Rocla®  and Sure Constructions helped to co-ordinate supply and ensure the tight delivery program was met.


Project:  Subdivision Drainage

Location:  Phillip Island, Victoria

Authority:  Bass Coast Shire Council

Construction Contractor:  Sure Constructions

SRC Pipes & GPT:  Rocla®  Pipeline Products