Bray Park Water Treatment Plant

Tweed Shire Council is committed to supplying high quality and safe drinking water. Most of Tweed's water supply is processed at the new Bray Park Water Treatment Plant which incorporates state-of-the- art membrane technology.

Responding to sustained population growth in the Tweed Shire and the challenges of an unprotected catchment and the increasing requirements for improved drinking water quality, Tweed Shire Council employed innovative project management and construction methods to upgrade our water treatment plant to a capacity of 100 ML/d.

Council achieved this through a unique delivery solution, innovation in construction development and management procedures, sensitivity to the environment and caring for the community.

The result was:

  • Water quality that exceeds the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.
  • A water treatment plant that is at the forefront of technology with its unique and innovative design incorporating twin membrane cassette configuration and energy saving siphon flow control.
  • The upgrade not only provides optimal water quality to its present 74,000 residents but ensures ongoing supply and quality to its projected population of 120,000 by the year 2020.
  • A facility that has future-proofed the local community against water quality standards that may become more stringent in the future.
  • A project that ran to schedule, managed risk to low levels, met budget and achieved all of its deliverables.
  • A value for money project - $76 million for 100 ML/d.
In September 2010, the Bray Park Water Treatment Plant project won two major awards for engineering excellence from the Newcastle division of Engineers Australia, the peak professional body for engineers in Australia. The project won one of four prestigious Excellence Awards as well as the GHD Award for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering Excellence.

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