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Eastern Treatment Plant

City of Greater Dandenong | GD06

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This is a rare opportunity to get behind the scenes of one of Melbourne’s most significant public assets, currently treating over 40% of Melbourne’s total sewage. Melbourne Water’s Eastern Treatment Plant at Bangholme was opened in 1975 to serve Melbourne’s growing population. The plant, considered one of the most sophisticated large-scale sewage treatment facilities in the world, sits on 1,100 hectares and treats about 380 million litres of sewage a day. By touring this significant asset, you will gain a better understanding of: the history of the plant including construction and design; the sewage treatment process; the way the plant operates to continuously improve, delivering significant benefits for the environment and community; Melbourne’s urban water cycle; and insight into the values and priorities of Melbourne Water as an organisation.

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  • Open: Thursday 1 January 10am-3:30pm - Booking required for this building

  • Photography Restricted: Yes

  • What's Open: Administrative building, Core treatment areas (by tour).

  • Special Note: Important: Please note that the Eastern Treatment Plant is an operating sewage treatment facility and as such there are mobility and age restrictions for these tours. All participants will be required to wear sturdy closed toe shoes, long sleeves and long pants. Safety vests and glasses will be provided by Melbourne Water. In addition, the tours will be run regardless of the weather so please dress accordingly.

  • Tour Type: GD06

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  • Tour Details: First release Friday 13 July 8:30 am until booked out, second release Friday 20 July 8:30 am until booked out, small booking fee applies. Tours at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, running for 90 minutes, in groups of 25

  • Access: Able bodied access only

  • Building Type: Industrial

  • Facilities: Toilets

  • Special Programming: We will have educational displays and historical information about Melbourne Water and the Treatment plant

  • Year Built: 1975

  • Transport: Bus stop: Eastern Sward Golf Course on route 587.


Alan Bird Drive, Bangholme (Just off Thompson Road, Bangholme), VIC


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