Coolum STP Wetland Trial

Project Description

Australian Wetlands in partnership with AWC, SEMF and Donnan are constructing reed beds to determine the potential role that constructed wetlands could play in Unity Water’s Integrated Water Cycle strategy for the Sunshine Coast Region.

Construction involved conversion of existing sludge lagoons into two cells that can be operated in parallel to test a range of flow regimes and treatment capacity. Australian Wetlands will build and commission the reed beds, including installation of 42,000 tubestock, and maintain them for two years.

Service Provided

  • Earthworks
  • Sludge removal
  • Design review
  • Plant establishment
  • Monitoring and reporting

Project Information

Year: October 2012 – current
Client: Unity Water and Donnan Civil
Value of Works Portion: $480,000