Newcastle West 1 Wastewater Pump Station Upgrade is Complete

The Newcastle West 1 pump station, next to the Marketown Shopping Centre car park, is one of the region’s largest and the longest running at 110 years.

The pump station currently services a population of about 12,500 community members. It transfers wastewater from the Newcastle CBD and surrounding suburbs (Adamstown, Broadmeadow, Carrington, Hamilton, Hamilton East, Hamilton North, Hamilton South, Islington, Maryville, Mayfield, Mayfield East, New Lambton, Tighes Hill and Wickham) to the Burwood Beach Wastewater Treatment Works. The completed upgrade helps future proof the pump station ahead of continued growth and redevelopment in these areas.

Newcastle West 1 Wastewater Pump Station

What did the upgrade involved?

The upgrade began in November 2022, with the removal of an ageing vent stack. We returned to site in June 2023 to deliver an extensive major works program including:

  • replacing the interim odour control unit with a larger, permanent odour control unit
  • concrete remediation of some existing underground structure and replacing penstocks at the station

Work was completed mid-December 2023. The upgrade will help ensure this hard-working pump station can continue to deliver safe, reliable and efficient services to our customers for years to come.