Major Sewer Pump Station upgrade reaches construction milestone


Works have commenced on the second phase of a multi-million-dollar upgrade to improve essential sewerage services for Gympie. 

Gympie Regional Council is delivering the $3 million design and construction of sewer pump stations No. G1 and G3 thanks to the Queensland Government’s Works for Queensland Program. 

Gympie Regional Council Mayor Glen Hartwig said the major upgrade project was about ensuring residents had access to quality essential services that supported our growing region.  

“Modern, quality infrastructure is as essential part of our service delivery standards for Council, and this project is about improving our sewer network to accommodate the needs of the community both now, and into the future,” Mayor Hartwig said.  

Queensland Minister for Housing, Local Government, Planning and Public Works Meghan Scanlon said the Queensland Government was proud to be investing in important projects like the major upgrade of the sewer pump through its Works for Queensland Program. 

“Investing in this upgrade will bring a great benefit to the region and support jobs,” Minister Scanlon said. 

“Our Works for Queensland program is delivering valuable local projects that are creating jobs, delivering better infrastructure and services, and improving the lives of regional Queenslanders.” 

The $3 million project involves the design and construction of two sewer pump stations (no G1 and G3), with works now underway on the second pump station upgrade (G3) across from Gympie Central Shopping Centre (corner of Centro Way and River Road). 

Director Infrastructure Services Graham O’Byrne said the second phase of the project would deliver a new, 10-metre-deep concrete structure and associated infrastructure, similar to works completed at the G1 Sewer Pump Station in August 2023.  

“The first stage of the project saw the completion of an upgraded G1 Sewerage Pump Station in August 2023, which modernized ageing infrastructure, enhanced flood immunity, improved safety for maintenance staff, and increased capacity and efficiency for years to come,” Mr O’Byrne said. 

“The current works will deliver similar upgrades to G1 Sewerage Pump Station, with works expected to be completed later in 2024.  

“As we move through construction, residents might see some increased traffic around the site and we encourage residents to drive with caution and obey all signage in place.”