Latrobe Sewerage Network Upgrade and Augmentation


Last updated: 04 January 2021

The Latrobe sewer network lacks the capacity to manage wet weather flows, as indicated by a number of unplanned overflows occurring from manholes to private property in recent years, including within the grounds of the Latrobe Primary School.

Latrobe also has one of the highest growth rates in north-west Tasmania, with significant residential development in the south and south-east of the town, which will further increase the load on the Latrobe sewer infrastructure.

Historically, key pressure points and upgrade stages were identified:

Stage 1 – Thomas Street and Hamilton Street

Stage 2 – James Street and Reibey Street

This project aims to remove overflows from key problem areas, limits and defers capital expenditure. The upgrades would address overflow issues in the current locations:

  • 23 Lewis Street (Primary School) (Stage 1)
  • 151 Percival Street (Stage 1)
  • 29 Reibey Street (Stage 1 and Stage 2)

For more information

If you have any questions or would like to know more about this project, please contact TasWater's CDO Community Engagement Officer, Nani Clark, on 13 6992 or via email: