Valves being replaced on underwater pipeline

Valve replacement works are currently being undertaken on a major sewer pipeline that crosses under Avoca Lake.

The work involves the construction works on the edge of the lake on both the Avoca and North Avoca sides. Works began on Monday, July 14, and will be undertaken in two phases over the next six months, weather permitting. During the first phase of the works it may be necessary to open the mouth of Avoca Lake to maintain a low water level in the lake and enable safe access to the pipeline.

Phase two of the works will not require the lake to be open. The works form part of the $30 million Coastal Carrier System Upgrade Project which will improve the sewerage transfer system servicing Forresters Beach, Terrigal, North Avoca, Avoca and Kincumber. Upgrade works will improve the reliability, performance and capacity of the current system to ensure the protection of the community and environment against wastewater overflows.

Media release, 8 Jul 2014
Gosford Council media