Woollamia, St Andrews Way & Berrys Bay Pressure Sewer Schemes

Properties in the Woollamia, St Andrews Way and Berrys Bay area are soon to be connected to the sewerage scheme by way of a pressure sewerage system.

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

Shoalhaven Water(External link), a Group of Shoalhaven City Council is undertaking the project.

Owners and residents were invited to discuss the construction phase with the contractor Ledonne Constructions and Shoalhaven Water representatives at a community information session in November 2019.


What is a pressure sewerage system?

Pressure sewerage systems comprise of 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 Huskisson/Vincentia 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 (external link). 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 (external link). 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 links below indicate the properties that will be included in the scheme.

Woollamia Proposed Pressure Main

St Andrews Way & Berrys Bay Proposed Pressure Main

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" tab 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.


Properties in the Woollamia, St Andrews Way and Berrys Bay area are soon to be connected to the sewerage scheme by way of a pressure sewerage system.

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

Shoalhaven Water(External link), a Group of Shoalhaven City Council is undertaking the project.

Owners and residents were invited to discuss the construction phase with the contractor Ledonne Constructions and Shoalhaven Water representatives at a community information session in November 2019.


What is a pressure sewerage system?

Pressure sewerage systems comprise of 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 Huskisson/Vincentia 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 (external link). 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 (external link). 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 links below indicate the properties that will be included in the scheme.

Woollamia Proposed Pressure Main

St Andrews Way & Berrys Bay Proposed Pressure Main

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" tab 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

    about 1 month ago
    Coastal
    24 February 2020
    St Andrews Way – Berrys Bay
    • Pressure unit installation – remaining works - two squat tanks in existing septic tanks and one in a concrete driveway.
    • All discharge lines are complete.
    • All boundary kits are installed.
    • Pump control panels Installed (excluding one).
    • 25 pumps installed.
    • Street reticulation mains installed for Berrys Bay, St Andrews Way and Edward Wollstonecraft Lane
      - 1,133m of 50mm High density Polyethylene pipe (HDPE).
      - 1,351m of 63mm HDPE
      - 1,280m of 90mm HDPE.
    • Street reticulation main test passed for St Andrews Way and Berry’s Bay.
    • ...

    24 February 2020
    St Andrews Way – Berrys Bay
    • Pressure unit installation – remaining works - two squat tanks in existing septic tanks and one in a concrete driveway.
    • All discharge lines are complete.
    • All boundary kits are installed.
    • Pump control panels Installed (excluding one).
    • 25 pumps installed.
    • Street reticulation mains installed for Berrys Bay, St Andrews Way and Edward Wollstonecraft Lane
      - 1,133m of 50mm High density Polyethylene pipe (HDPE).
      - 1,351m of 63mm HDPE
      - 1,280m of 90mm HDPE.
    • Street reticulation main test passed for St Andrews Way and Berry’s Bay.
    • 70m of reticulation main to be installed on Bolong Road (the section in rock).
    • One air valve to be installed on St Andrews Way.
    Woollamia Village
    • 29 pressure units installed (totaling 96).
    • 29 discharge lines installed.
    • 29 conduit lines installed.
    • 29 boundary kits installed.
    • Street reticulation mains installed.
      - 100m of 50mm HDPE
      - 90m of 63mm HDPE
      - 370m of 75mm HDPE.
  • Project Update

    about 2 months ago
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    12 February 2020

    St Andrews Way – Berrys Bay
    •All pressure units installed (excluding two squat tanks in existing septics and one in a concrete driveway).
    •All discharge lines installed and connected to the reticulation main.
    •All boundary kits installed.
    •All Pump Control Panels Installed (excluding one).
    •Street reticulation mains completed for Berrys Bay, St Andrews Way and Edward Wollstonecraft Lane.
    •Street reticulation main for St Andrews Way pressure tested and passed.
    •70m of Reticulation main left to be installed on Bolong Road (the section in rock).
    •One Air valve remains to be installed on St Andrews Way.
    •Pressure Testing...

    12 February 2020

    St Andrews Way – Berrys Bay
    •All pressure units installed (excluding two squat tanks in existing septics and one in a concrete driveway).
    •All discharge lines installed and connected to the reticulation main.
    •All boundary kits installed.
    •All Pump Control Panels Installed (excluding one).
    •Street reticulation mains completed for Berrys Bay, St Andrews Way and Edward Wollstonecraft Lane.
    •Street reticulation main for St Andrews Way pressure tested and passed.
    •70m of Reticulation main left to be installed on Bolong Road (the section in rock).
    •One Air valve remains to be installed on St Andrews Way.
    •Pressure Testing at Berrys Bay on hold pending flood waters.

    Woollamia Village
    •26 Pressure Units installed (96 total).
    •26 Discharge lines installed.
    •26 Conduit lines installed.
    •14 Boundary Kits installed.
    •100m of street reticulation main installed.

  • Project Update

    3 months ago
    Update

    10 January 2020

    • 28 Pressure units have now been installed in the St Andrews Way and Berrys Bay area. 5 remaining units are due to be installed.
    • Street mains have been installed for St Andrews Way and Berry Bay Road. Main installation on Bolong Road continues.
    • A total of 8 flushing points have now been installed. 1 remaining.
    • Preliminary planning works have commenced at Woollamia.
    • Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP) creation is underway with affected residents receiving notification for follow up late last year.

    10 January 2020

    • 28 Pressure units have now been installed in the St Andrews Way and Berrys Bay area. 5 remaining units are due to be installed.
    • Street mains have been installed for St Andrews Way and Berry Bay Road. Main installation on Bolong Road continues.
    • A total of 8 flushing points have now been installed. 1 remaining.
    • Preliminary planning works have commenced at Woollamia.
    • Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP) creation is underway with affected residents receiving notification for follow up late last year.
  • Sunnyside Ave, Edendale St East and 33 and 35 Edendale St

    3 months ago
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    In July Shoalhaven Water engaged a Due Diligence Assessment Consultant (NGH) to conduct an Aboriginal Heritage field survey prior to construction of the Woollamia Pressure Sewer Scheme. The survey identified the presence of potential subsurface archaeological deposits within the proposed Woollamia Pressure Sewerage System footprint.

    As a result of this, NGH recommended that an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment (ACHA) be undertaken. This was completed over 4 days in November and numerous artefacts were uncovered.

    As the ACHA investigation has positively confirmed archaeological potential at the location an Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP) is required prior to construction works commencing in...

    In July Shoalhaven Water engaged a Due Diligence Assessment Consultant (NGH) to conduct an Aboriginal Heritage field survey prior to construction of the Woollamia Pressure Sewer Scheme. The survey identified the presence of potential subsurface archaeological deposits within the proposed Woollamia Pressure Sewerage System footprint.

    As a result of this, NGH recommended that an Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Assessment (ACHA) be undertaken. This was completed over 4 days in November and numerous artefacts were uncovered.

    As the ACHA investigation has positively confirmed archaeological potential at the location an Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permit (AHIP) is required prior to construction works commencing in the Edendale Street East and Sunnyside Avenue areas.

    A letter will be sent to these properties seeking agreement to apply for AHIP over these property on owner’s behalf for which Shoalhaven Water will be the responsible permit holder. This ACHA Report(External link) will be submitted for the AHIP Application.

  • Project Update

    4 months ago
    Update

    Mid December 2019

    Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) installed 1,430m of pipework on Berry’s Bay Road, Alexander Berry Drive, Edward Wollstonecraft Lane and St Andrews Way.

    Ten pressure units were installed at Berry’s Bay, excluding the boundary kits and final plumbing connections. In addition, three network flushing points were installed.

    Preparations for the Christmas shut down period have begun with work resuming at Berry’s Bay and St Andrews Way on 6 January 2020.


    Mid December 2019

    Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) installed 1,430m of pipework on Berry’s Bay Road, Alexander Berry Drive, Edward Wollstonecraft Lane and St Andrews Way.

    Ten pressure units were installed at Berry’s Bay, excluding the boundary kits and final plumbing connections. In addition, three network flushing points were installed.

    Preparations for the Christmas shut down period have begun with work resuming at Berry’s Bay and St Andrews Way on 6 January 2020.


  • Project Update

    4 months ago
    Update

    Early December 2019

    Ledonne’s mobilising to site and establishing site compounds. They now have a dedicated compound at Bolten Street Woollamia.

    Pre-works type activities undertaken, such as finding assets captured in Dial Before You Dig (DBYD). They are starting with Berry’s Bay Horizontal Directional Drilling first.

    Site inductions have taken place and the first delivery of pressure tanks has arrived.


    Early December 2019

    Ledonne’s mobilising to site and establishing site compounds. They now have a dedicated compound at Bolten Street Woollamia.

    Pre-works type activities undertaken, such as finding assets captured in Dial Before You Dig (DBYD). They are starting with Berry’s Bay Horizontal Directional Drilling first.

    Site inductions have taken place and the first delivery of pressure tanks has arrived.


  • Ledonne Pressure Sewer Install Video

    4 months ago
    Ledonne pressure install video
  • Saturday 9 November - Community Drop-in Session

    5 months ago
    Community drop in session

    Meet the Contractor Ledonne Constructions (external link) on Saturday 9 November.

    Come and have your questions answered by the Ledonne Constructions Team from 9.30am – 11.30am at the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum – The Pavillion, Woollamia Rd Huskisson.



    Meet the Contractor Ledonne Constructions (external link) on Saturday 9 November.

    Come and have your questions answered by the Ledonne Constructions Team from 9.30am – 11.30am at the Jervis Bay Maritime Museum – The Pavillion, Woollamia Rd Huskisson.



  • Project Update

    9 months ago
    Update

    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

    12 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 Woollamia 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.

    2 April 2019

    Shoalhaven Water is pleased to advise that the design of the street mains is now complete for Woollamia 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.