Wyee Sewer

The NSW Government and Hunter Water are delivering a $30 million project to provide sewer services to properties in the Wyee township.

When completed, sewer connections will be provided to 400 existing homes and businesses with the capacity to cater for developments in future residential subdivisions and surrounding areas. View the project map to see which properties are included in the scheme.

The sewer scheme will replace existing on-property septic systems, and aims to reduce environmental and public health concerns and improve service reliability. View the Concept Designs for the reticulated mains, pump stations and manholes in our document library.

Construction is expected to start in mid-2019 with the system ready for connection to residential homes by the end of 2020.

The NSW Government and Hunter Water are delivering a $30 million project to provide sewer services to properties in the Wyee township.

When completed, sewer connections will be provided to 400 existing homes and businesses with the capacity to cater for developments in future residential subdivisions and surrounding areas. View the project map to see which properties are included in the scheme.

The sewer scheme will replace existing on-property septic systems, and aims to reduce environmental and public health concerns and improve service reliability. View the Concept Designs for the reticulated mains, pump stations and manholes in our document library.

Construction is expected to start in mid-2019 with the system ready for connection to residential homes by the end of 2020.

  • Construction to begin in August 2019

    about 1 month ago
    Hunter Water and Monadelphous (our authorised contractor) are currently finalising the detail design for zone 3 (south of Mannering Creek) and preparing to begin construction in August 2019. The team has been working to further improve the sewer alignment from the concept plans. Although this has meant a slight delay to the start date, the refinement will mean better environmental outcomes and improved property connections for many land owners where feasible.

    Recently Wyee locals may have seen trucks, surveyors and staff from Monadelphous walking the streets of Wyee as we aim to locate underground services, survey the land and understand...

    Hunter Water and Monadelphous (our authorised contractor) are currently finalising the detail design for zone 3 (south of Mannering Creek) and preparing to begin construction in August 2019. The team has been working to further improve the sewer alignment from the concept plans. Although this has meant a slight delay to the start date, the refinement will mean better environmental outcomes and improved property connections for many land owners where feasible.

    Recently Wyee locals may have seen trucks, surveyors and staff from Monadelphous walking the streets of Wyee as we aim to locate underground services, survey the land and understand the topography in much more detail. This will continue until at least the end of 2019.

    Wyee markets stall
    Monadelphous and Hunter Water have a stall at the Wyee markets each month, so if you have any questions about the project please feel free to drop by and chat to the team. The markets are held on the second Saturday of the month between 8:30am and 1pm and the stall is located at the front of the community hall.

    Your connection to the new sewer
    While some areas may have their sewer built this year, no properties are able to connect to the system until all construction works have been completed. We are currently anticipating that customers can start connecting to the system from December 2020.

    Construction enquiries or concerns
    For any construction enquiries or concerns about the Wyee Sewer Project, please contact Monadelphous on their 24 hour hotline 1800 450 500 and speak to their friendly team.

  • Community drop in session announced

    3 months ago

    Hunter Water is happy to notify Wyee residents that we are progressing through the detailed design phase with our contractor Monadelphous, and the construction schedule is on track to commence at the end of July 2019.

    With the project start date fast approaching, we understand residents may have questions about the project and how it may affect properties and movements around town. To address this, we would like to invite Wyee residents to a community drop in session.

    Date: Tuesday 25 June 2019
    Time: Between 3 – 6pm (drop in anytime that suits you)
    |Location: Wyee Community Hall, corner of
    ...

    Hunter Water is happy to notify Wyee residents that we are progressing through the detailed design phase with our contractor Monadelphous, and the construction schedule is on track to commence at the end of July 2019.

    With the project start date fast approaching, we understand residents may have questions about the project and how it may affect properties and movements around town. To address this, we would like to invite Wyee residents to a community drop in session.

    Date: Tuesday 25 June 2019
    Time: Between 3 – 6pm (drop in anytime that suits you)
    |Location: Wyee Community Hall, corner of Wyee Rd and Hue Hue Rd, Wyee

    The drop in session allows you to ‘drop in’ whenever is convenient for you and have your questions answered one on one. Subject matter experts from Hunter Water, Monadelphous and Lake Macquarie City Council will be on hand to answer any queries you might have about the following topics:

    • Construction timeframes and methodology
    • Impacts to properties and locations around the town
    • Licences to work on private property
    • Sewer design questions
    • Issues, complaints or questions during construction
    • The process of connecting to the system once complete
    • Decommissioning existing systems (septics, etc)
    • Stormwater related issues
    • Project area/ plans for the future
    • Restoration works

  • Contractor announced and detailed design commences

    5 months ago

    Hunter Water is pleased to announce that the Wyee Sewer Scheme project has now progressed to the detailed design and construction phase. This week, Monadelphous Engineering Pty Ltd was awarded the contract to construct the sewer infrastructure to service the Wyee Township on behalf of Hunter Water. Monadelphous brings extensive experience in water-related infrastructure, recently completing projects on behalf of Sydney Water.

    Key dates

    With the contract now awarded, work will progress immediately on the detailed design of the system. The design process is expected to be complete by September 2019.

    Monodelphous will establish on site in June 2019 ready...

    Hunter Water is pleased to announce that the Wyee Sewer Scheme project has now progressed to the detailed design and construction phase. This week, Monadelphous Engineering Pty Ltd was awarded the contract to construct the sewer infrastructure to service the Wyee Township on behalf of Hunter Water. Monadelphous brings extensive experience in water-related infrastructure, recently completing projects on behalf of Sydney Water.

    Key dates

    With the contract now awarded, work will progress immediately on the detailed design of the system. The design process is expected to be complete by September 2019.

    Monodelphous will establish on site in June 2019 ready to begin construction. Construction will take approximately 18 months to complete (depending upon weather and any other unforeseen circumstances).

    We expect you will be able to connect to the new sewer by December 2020.

    Design process

    Detailed design is the process of developing and finalising the approved concept design. It will confirm exactly where each component of the new sewer scheme will be constructed and will give us a clearer view of the full impacts of the project and how Wyee residents may be affected by the work.

    During detailed design residents may notice contractors inspecting the various locations where future construction may take place. We may need to access some private properties to complete this work, and we will contact the property owner if we need to arrange entry to a property.



  • Contract to be awarded soon for Wyee Sewer Scheme

    7 months ago

    Shortly we will award the contract for detailed design and construction of the new sewer system in Wyee.

    Once the contractor is announced, the team will establish a site office in Wyee and progress with the detailed design.

    The project site office will offer a point of contact for residents to ask questions about planned works near their home, learn about upcoming works and raise any concerns they may have. This dedicated team will provide day-to-day support to the project and community as detailed design is finalised and construction progresses over the next two years.

    Shortly we will award the contract for detailed design and construction of the new sewer system in Wyee.

    Once the contractor is announced, the team will establish a site office in Wyee and progress with the detailed design.

    The project site office will offer a point of contact for residents to ask questions about planned works near their home, learn about upcoming works and raise any concerns they may have. This dedicated team will provide day-to-day support to the project and community as detailed design is finalised and construction progresses over the next two years.

  • Hunter Water and Lake Macquarie City Council work together to deliver community services

    10 months ago


    Early construction work has begun ahead of schedule for the $30 million Wyee Sewer Scheme, as Hunter Water and Lake Macquarie City Council work together to coordinate two community projects and minimise disruption to local residents.

    While the main work in Wyee is on track to commence in mid-2019, early work is underway at Morisset to install 500 metres of pipework along Macquarie Street. This will connect the town to Hunter Water’s existing wastewater network and should take approximately 12 weeks to complete.

    Once the pipework is installed, Lake Macquarie City Council will undertake road upgrades between Wharf...


    Early construction work has begun ahead of schedule for the $30 million Wyee Sewer Scheme, as Hunter Water and Lake Macquarie City Council work together to coordinate two community projects and minimise disruption to local residents.

    While the main work in Wyee is on track to commence in mid-2019, early work is underway at Morisset to install 500 metres of pipework along Macquarie Street. This will connect the town to Hunter Water’s existing wastewater network and should take approximately 12 weeks to complete.

    Once the pipework is installed, Lake Macquarie City Council will undertake road upgrades between Wharf Street and Rivergum Drive to improve traffic flow and safety for the community. The work will involve the construction of a new concrete footpath, kerb and gutters, new stormwater drainage pits and car parking on both sides of Macquarie Street.

    Hunter Water Managing Director Jim Bentley welcomed the collaboration between Hunter Water and Council.

    "We’re committed to working together with our partners for the benefit of our communities.

    "Undertaking the early Wyee sewer works to coincide with Council’s road upgrades will mean less disruption for residents in Morisset. From a practical point of view, it also makes sense to do this work now so that we’re not having to repair a newly upgraded section of road.

    "I’m really excited Hunter Water is delivering this important project for Wyee and that initial construction work has begun. Once complete, 400 homes and businesses will be directly connected to our sewer system, with additional capacity for new homes in the future," said Mr Bentley.

    Lake Macquarie City Council CEO Morven Cameron said the Wyee Sewer Scheme offered Council and Hunter Water an opportunity to strengthen their partnership and collaborate to improve the delivery of services to the Lake Macquarie community.

    "This project is of significant benefit to the Wyee community and will provide improvements to the local environment and a reliable sewer service for our Wyee residents," Ms Cameron said.

    "Collaborating with Hunter Water on the first stage of sewer and roadworks at Macquarie Street, Morisset is just the beginning of this transformation for the suburb of Wyee and we are excited to see this project finally progress for the community."

  • Early works underway from mid-November

    11 months ago

    Early works will start shortly to install 500 metres of pipework along Macquarie Street in Morisset to connect the Wyee sewer to the existing Hunter Water transfer main.

    We are working closely with Lake Macquarie City Council to coordinate our works with planned road upgrades to minimise impacts to the local community.

    Construction of the main works are on track for mid-2019

    We have invited tenders for the detailed design and construction of the new sewer system in Wyee, with a contract expected to be awarded by March 2019.

    Detailed design work will involve the technical design of pipe locations...

    Early works will start shortly to install 500 metres of pipework along Macquarie Street in Morisset to connect the Wyee sewer to the existing Hunter Water transfer main.

    We are working closely with Lake Macquarie City Council to coordinate our works with planned road upgrades to minimise impacts to the local community.

    Construction of the main works are on track for mid-2019

    We have invited tenders for the detailed design and construction of the new sewer system in Wyee, with a contract expected to be awarded by March 2019.

    Detailed design work will involve the technical design of pipe locations and infrastructure. Onsite property inspections and one-on-one discussions with property owners will be required to confirm how each property will be serviced.

    Early next year, we will establish a site office, where Hunter Water’s team and the chosen contractor will be available to discuss the project with property owners

    Construction of the main works in Wyee are on track to start in mid-2019, with the system ready for connection to homes by the end of 2020.

    Cheers - Wyee Sewer project team
  • Final concept plans

    about 1 year ago

    Go to our Document Library to view the final concept plans for the reticulated mains, manholes and pump stations.

    Go to our Document Library to view the final concept plans for the reticulated mains, manholes and pump stations.

  • Tenders invited & early works to get underway

    about 1 year ago

    We have recently invited tenders for the detailed design and construction of the new sewer system. We expect to award the tender by the end of November, with the main works to get underway in stages from mid-2019.

    Early works will start October 2018 to lay pipework along the road between Morisset Station and Macquarie Street, in conjunction with Council road upgrades. This means less disturbance to adjacent properties and newly built infrastructure.

    We have recently invited tenders for the detailed design and construction of the new sewer system. We expect to award the tender by the end of November, with the main works to get underway in stages from mid-2019.

    Early works will start October 2018 to lay pipework along the road between Morisset Station and Macquarie Street, in conjunction with Council road upgrades. This means less disturbance to adjacent properties and newly built infrastructure.