Oura Water Treatment Plant Upgrade - Stage 1, High Voltage Upgrade


Goldenfields Water engaged Gongues Construction to perform the Stage 1 civil works at the Oura Water Treatment Facility, which included the renewal and upgrade of the High Voltage Assets.

The high voltage upgrade forms Stage 1 of the Oura Water Treatment Plant Upgrade, which will enable the housing of new infrastructure and the ability to meet future demands.

Stage 2 of the project will include the construction of reservoirs and aerators and Stage 3 will include the pump station and dosing renewal. 


Above: The original Oura Treatment Plant 

The works for Stage 1 included:

  • construction of a new switch room building
  • installation of new communications tower
  • new 750mm ductile iron pipeline for connection to future reservoirs
  • installation of all new pits and conduits for the electrical cabling

Goldenfields Water staff installed the high voltage assets with the assistance of Schneider, Safegroup and RIC Electrical.


The upgrade commenced in April 2021 and the site was commissioned in November 2022.


Project Benefits

The high voltage upgrade will result in:

  • improved reliability of water supply
  • provide Goldenfields Water the ability to continue pumping water even is there is no Essential Energy Supply (installation of Generator Connection Points)
  • provisions for future water treatment operations to meet the future needs of the growing communities

Project Images


Above: the slab for the main building being poured


Above: Framework taking place


Above: new switch room building being constructed


Above: Air conditioning units to keep the HV room under 23ºC


Above: Protective screen in the HV blast room

More Information

For more information on this project, call the Goldenfields Water office on 6977 3200 between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.