St Andrews Way/Berrys Bay Pressure Sewer Project

Properties in the St Andrew’s Way/Berrys Bay area are soon to be connected to the Shoalhaven Heads town sewerage scheme by way of a pressure sewerage system.

Shoalhaven City Council has resolved that a pressure system is to be designed in the current 2018/2019 financial year and that construction is to be completed by the end of the 2019/2020 financial year.

The project will be undertaken by Shoalhaven Water, a Group of Shoalhaven City Council.


What is a pressure sewerage system?

Pressure sewerage systems comprise a small on-property pumping station that pumps the household sewage into a pressurised reticulation system in the street which thereafter conveys your household sewage to a nearby existing pumping station, then to the Shoalhaven Heads Sewage Treatment Plant (STP).

To give you more detail on what a pressure sewer system comprises, please view the information sheet on Pressure Sewer System Advice. This information sheet has been provided to each property owner involved in the scheme.

A standard installation will be similar to the below illustration (click image to download as PDF).


Further information can be found in Council’s Pressure Sewer System Policy for Backlog Schemes. This document details Council’s adopted approach to delivering a pressure sewer scheme and outlines the process and the potential charges that could apply to individual property owners.

The process for decommissioning an onsite sewage management system is shown in the provided flow chart.


Properties Included in the Scheme

The below indicates the properties that will be included in the scheme (click image to download as a PDF).

Stay Informed

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If you have a question that is not already answered in the Frequently Asked Questions, feel free to post it in the Q & A forum.


Properties in the St Andrew’s Way/Berrys Bay area are soon to be connected to the Shoalhaven Heads town sewerage scheme by way of a pressure sewerage system.

Shoalhaven City Council has resolved that a pressure system is to be designed in the current 2018/2019 financial year and that construction is to be completed by the end of the 2019/2020 financial year.

The project will be undertaken by Shoalhaven Water, a Group of Shoalhaven City Council.


What is a pressure sewerage system?

Pressure sewerage systems comprise a small on-property pumping station that pumps the household sewage into a pressurised reticulation system in the street which thereafter conveys your household sewage to a nearby existing pumping station, then to the Shoalhaven Heads Sewage Treatment Plant (STP).

To give you more detail on what a pressure sewer system comprises, please view the information sheet on Pressure Sewer System Advice. This information sheet has been provided to each property owner involved in the scheme.

A standard installation will be similar to the below illustration (click image to download as PDF).


Further information can be found in Council’s Pressure Sewer System Policy for Backlog Schemes. This document details Council’s adopted approach to delivering a pressure sewer scheme and outlines the process and the potential charges that could apply to individual property owners.

The process for decommissioning an onsite sewage management system is shown in the provided flow chart.


Properties Included in the Scheme

The below indicates the properties that will be included in the scheme (click image to download as a PDF).

Stay Informed

This site will be updated regularly as a means to provide progressive information. If you would like to receive project updates via email, please subscribe via the "Stay Informed" widget located on this page.

If you have a question that is not already answered in the Frequently Asked Questions, feel free to post it in the Q & A forum.


  • Project Update

    3 months ago
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    July 2019

    The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) is currently out on public exhibition for submissions.

    It can be viewed at both of Council's Nowra and Ulladulla City Administrative Buildings.

    It is also available online at: https://shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/My-Council/Public-exhibition/Documents-on-exhibition

    Any properties requiring any repairs on their property, prior to construction, as a result of the on-property audit, will be notified this month (July 2019).

    July 2019

    The Review of Environmental Factors (REF) is currently out on public exhibition for submissions.

    It can be viewed at both of Council's Nowra and Ulladulla City Administrative Buildings.

    It is also available online at: https://shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au/My-Council/Public-exhibition/Documents-on-exhibition

    Any properties requiring any repairs on their property, prior to construction, as a result of the on-property audit, will be notified this month (July 2019).

  • Design of Mains Complete - Progressing to On-property Audits

    7 months ago
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    2 April 2019

    Shoalhaven Water is pleased to advise that the design of the street mains is now complete for the St Andrews Way/Berrys Bay Sewerage Scheme.

    The designer, Pressure System Solutions (PSS), is now ready to progress to the on-property audits and designs. As previously advised these activities will require PSS meeting with every property owner in order to determine an agreed location for the infrastructure.

    You will receive correspondence from PSS early next week outlining the process to arrange a suitable time for the inspection and on-property design discussion.

    PSS staff consulting with you on-site will have a...

    2 April 2019

    Shoalhaven Water is pleased to advise that the design of the street mains is now complete for the St Andrews Way/Berrys Bay Sewerage Scheme.

    The designer, Pressure System Solutions (PSS), is now ready to progress to the on-property audits and designs. As previously advised these activities will require PSS meeting with every property owner in order to determine an agreed location for the infrastructure.

    You will receive correspondence from PSS early next week outlining the process to arrange a suitable time for the inspection and on-property design discussion.

    PSS staff consulting with you on-site will have a Council issued Authorisation ID Card signed by the General Manager.
  • Notice to Residents

    7 months ago
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    January 2019

    As the Scheme proceeds to detailed design, it is important that we establish your preferred contact details, so we can discuss the preferred location of infrastructure on individual properties.

    If you haven’t already provided your contact details, please email brooke.aldous@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au as soon as possible or phone (02) 4429 3277. You will need to provide your name, postal and email addresses and preferred contact phone number.

    Please be advised that your contact details will be forwarded to the Contractor installing the Pressure Sewer System and will be used only for the purposes of the installation.

    January 2019

    As the Scheme proceeds to detailed design, it is important that we establish your preferred contact details, so we can discuss the preferred location of infrastructure on individual properties.

    If you haven’t already provided your contact details, please email brooke.aldous@shoalhaven.nsw.gov.au as soon as possible or phone (02) 4429 3277. You will need to provide your name, postal and email addresses and preferred contact phone number.

    Please be advised that your contact details will be forwarded to the Contractor installing the Pressure Sewer System and will be used only for the purposes of the installation.
  • Project Update

    7 months ago
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    November 2018

    Public Works Advisory (PWA) has been engaged by Council to assist with the management of the project, while consulting firm, Pressure System Solutions PL, has been engaged to undertake the design of the Scheme.

    The design process is now well underway and has thus far comprised of desktop activities.

    The next stages of design include survey work for the street mains and on-property designs, which include locating the pressure sewer unit and small pressure sewer rising main to the street.


    November 2018

    Public Works Advisory (PWA) has been engaged by Council to assist with the management of the project, while consulting firm, Pressure System Solutions PL, has been engaged to undertake the design of the Scheme.

    The design process is now well underway and has thus far comprised of desktop activities.

    The next stages of design include survey work for the street mains and on-property designs, which include locating the pressure sewer unit and small pressure sewer rising main to the street.