Sunday 23rd June 2024

Today was a mammoth day for the team, with the installation of the new Sewerage Treatment Works!  Check out the install in our video below.  There’s still a busy week ahead with installation and commissioning works to be undertaken to connect our new equipment to the existing infrastructure on-site.

Sunday 23rd June 2024

Our new Sewerage Treatment Works have arrived! Travelling over 2 days, the 2 Semi Trailers carrying the various equipment have made their way from Geelong to the Snowy Mountains.  Work on-site has continued, with repair work being undertaken to one of the Holding Tanks impacted by the fire.


Friday 21st June 2024

Works on our new Sewerage Treatment Works are complete! Protex Water (formerly known as AKS Industries) have dis-assembled the plant, ready to make its way from Geelong to the Snowy Mountains over the weekend.


Wednesday 19th June 2024

Work is almost complete at the AKS Factory in Geelong!  The new Containerised STP has been put together and is currently undergoing programming of the automation and wet testing of the plumbing services. The Plant will be dis-assembled on Friday, ready to make its way from Geelong to the Snowy Mountains over the weekend.


Tuesday 18th June 2024

Leed Engineering & Construction have been hard at work in sub-zero conditions, working to complete the required civil works to support the new Containerised STP.  Construction of a temporary Mass Bloc retaining wall is now complete, to support the access road running above the STP.  Leed have also been levelling out the area that the containers will sit on.


Sunday 16th June 2024

Work on-site has continued to progress over the weekend!  Leed Engineering & Construction have been engaged to undertake civil works to support the containerised STP.  This will include the construction of a temporary Mass Bloc retaining wall, as well as the levelling out of the works area and the installation of concrete foundations.


Friday 14th June 2024

Progress continues at AKS in Geelong every day!  Our containerised STP is being pieced together, the heat pumping system has arrived and the control panel is currently being installed.  Work continues at a great pace, with off-site construction due to be completed by Friday 21st June.


Wednesday 12th June 2024

The team at AKS have had a busy weekend, with work continuing 7 days a week!  Caged ladders have been fitted, work continues on the roof & access hatches and more equipment is arriving every day!


Friday 7th June 2024

The team at AKS are continuing at a cracking pace!  Chemical dosing equipment is being installed, media filtration units have arrived and testing of the heat pump units is underway!


Wednesday 5th June 2024

Work continues at great pace at the AKS Industries factory in Geelong!


Monday 3rd June 2024 – Fabrication work continues

All orders have been secured and replacement equipment is arriving at the AKS Industries factory in Geelong, while fabrication work continues on the containers that will house our new Sewerage System.


Thursday 30th May – Demolition & Pump Out continues

Demolition has been progressing well, with the removal of all loose & fire damaged cladding and decommissioned equipment achieved prior to the upcoming weather event.  In addition, the team have been pumping out the remaining effluent that was inside the Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP).  The main STP tanks will be fully emptied and cleaned, prior to the commissioning of the new system.


Wednesday 29th May 2024 – Fabrication of Containerised Equipment Underway!

Fabrication of our new containerised equipment is underway at AKS Industries in Geelong.  After undergoing structural strengthening, doors and ventilation outlets have been added and the containers are getting painted Monument, a colour sympathetic to our surrounding environment.


Tuesday 28th May 2024 – Demolition Commences!

Demolition has commenced today on the components of the Charlotte Pass Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) that are being decommissioned following the fire.  Once these elements have been removed, structural engineers will undertake testing to confirm the integrity of the remaining structure.


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