Newstan Clean Water Treatment Plant


KCE were subcontracted to Aquatec-Maxcon during the construction of Newstan’s Clean Water Treatment Plant, which has been designed to manage, treat and maximise quality of the mine water prior to re-use or discharge into Lake Macquarie.

Scope of work:

  • Underground DICL pipeworks, including the construction of the fresh (recycled water) water supply to the amenities and other items
  • Underground electrical conduits and pits, including the conduits and poly piping that would be used to take water samples
  • Concrete structures: 5 round tanks, 3 large filtering structures, multiple slabs for other filtering components
  • Roads, drainage and parking areas to the facility
  • Hardstands and lay down areas to enable forklift and delivery vehicle access

Highlights and challenges:

  • Extended working hours and careful project planning to ensure the project completion date set by the State Government was achieved
  • Achievement of all targeted project deliverables including safety, environmental and quality outcomes
  • Our work resulted in the new plant successfully filtering water, exceeding required standards, allowing it to be safely discharged into the surrounding water systems
  • KCE and Aquatec-Maxcon were commended on the achievements of this project in relation to time, cost, quality, safety and environmental performance