Three companies and groups have been selected to tender for
the first stage of the Project Shotover wastewater upgrade
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has budgeted $35.9
million for a staged upgrade of the plant over 13 years.
Proposals were received from United Group Ltd, Infrasol and
Downer Construction Ltd, which made two separate submissions.
They were chosen from six companies or joint ventures which
put forward preliminary proposals for designing, building and
operating stage 1 of the new wastewater treatment plant.
It involves building a treatment plant for purifying and
removing solids at the site of the existing treatment ponds,
downstream of the Shotover bridge.
The plant will service Queenstown, Arrowtown, Frankton, Quail
Rise, Arthurs Point and Lake Hayes.
The wastewater system upgrade has been planned for many
years, having been approved by the Environment Court in May
2010 after the consents for the project were appealed.