On 22 May 2017 works began to upgrade the Byron Street wastewater pump station at Lennox Head.
“For well over 20 years the pump station, on the corner of Byron Street and Daintree Drive, has silently and efficiently disposed of Lennox Head residents’ wastewater,” said Manager Water and Wastewater, Ms Bridget Walker.
“Now after many years of service, we’ve identified a need for it to be decommissioned and replaced with a completely new pump station,” Ms Walker added.
The works are likely to cause minor traffic disruptions along Byron Street and the speed limit will be reduced during this time. The maintenance works are expected to finish by November 2017 (weather permitting).
Behind the scenes Council proactively undertakes a program of capital works to upgrade civil infrastructure, such as pump stations, to ensure continuous operation and peace of mind for residents. Equipment age and population growth within our shire are key drivers for the upgrade of the Byron Street pump station.
Diona Civil Engineering Contractors have been engaged through public tender to undertake the construction work and Plan-It Engineering (Lennox Head locals) will be managing the project on behalf of Council.
Once works are underway Council appeals to motorists and pedestrians to obey all changes in traffic conditions and comply with all safety signs. Please note that there will be no interruptions at any time to residents’ wastewater services during the construction of this pump station.
Council wishes to thank the community in advance for their patience during the works, and apologises for any inconvenience.
For further information call Ballina Shire Council on 02 6686 4444.