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SITE TOURS: FRIDAY 10 MAY

TOUR FOUR: YARRA VALLEY WATER WASTE TO ENERGY FACILITY AND SUEZ ORGANIC RESOURCE RECOVERY FACILITY

Date: Friday, 10 May

Time: 8.45am – 1.30pm

Capacity: 30 delegates

Duration: 4.75 hours

Yarra Valley Water Waste to Energy Facility

In an Australian first, Yarra Valley Water has constructed a food waste to energy facility in Melbourne. The purpose-built facility provides an environmentally friendly solution for commercial organic waste otherwise destined for landfill. Waste producers, such as markets or food manufacturers, deliver the equivalent of 33,000 tonnes of commercial food waste to the facility each year, which is used to produce clean renewable energy. 

This innovative facility currently generates 25% of Yarra Valley Water’s entire energy needs and is key to achieving its strategy of generating 100% of its electricity requirements through renewable energy by 2025. 

The facility is adjacent to Yarra Valley Water’s Aurora sewage and recycled water treatment plant and generates enough energy to power both treatment plants with excess energy exported back to the electricity grid.

SUEZ Organic Resource Recovery Facility

SUEZ Epping is an open windrow composting facility that receives green waste products from commercial operators, councils and the local community.  

The site processes incoming green waste to produce high quality composts and soil conditioners for the residential garden supplies market. The process is strictly controlled, and the outgoing product is produced to AS4454 standards.

With an increased focus on recycling, SUEZ is proud to offer a true, high-quality re-use solution for Melbourne’s green waste.  

Melbourne’s gardens are happy about it too.

PPE Requirements

Please wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants and close-toe shoes with no heel. Please also bring a high vis vest and safety glasses. 

Schedule

Delegates to meet at 8.45am at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), coach will depart at 9.00am. Delegates will split into two groups to tour Waste to Energy Facility and the Organic Resource Recovery Facility. The coach will then drop delegates back to MCEC arriving at approximately 1.30pm.

Costs

AWA Member: $70.00

Non-Member: $98.00

 

TOUR FIVE: TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AT WESTERN TREATMENT PLANT

Date: Friday, 10 May

Time: 8.45am – 1.30pm

Capacity: 20 delegates

Duration: 4.75 hours

Located approximately 30km southwest of central Melbourne, the Western Treatment Plant (WTP) treats more than half of Melbourne’s sewage and is one of the oldest treatment plants in the world. WTP not only provides an essential public service to Melburnians, it also produces recycled water and renewable energy, and is recognised as a wetland of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. The site occupies 10,500 hectares, making it the world’s largest wastewater treatment plant and a haven for birdwatchers. WTP’s sewage treatment has evolved to support changing community expectations, environmental requirements and population growth. The current treatment process uses low cost, low energy lagoon systems, which support the incredible biodiversity at the site. WTP is almost energy neutral, due to a combination of low energy treatment and the capture of biogas, which is used to power the site. The plant produces Class C and Class A recycled water for irrigation of agricultural land, vegetable crops and public open space. 

PPE Requirements:

Long trousers, long sleeves and solid closed toe shoes are required. The land on which WTP is sited is quite exposed and can get cold in windy weather. Weather appropriate clothing (rain jackets, warm clothes) is highly recommended.

Schedule

Delegates to meet at 8.45am at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), coach will depart at 9.00am. Delegates to tour Melbourne Water’s Western Treatment Plant. The coach will then drop delegates back to MCEC arriving at approximately 1.30pm.

Costs

AWA Member: $70.00

Non-Member: $98.00

 

TOUR SIX: VICTORIAN DESALINATION PROJECT

Date: Friday, 10 May

Time: 8.45am – 3.00pm

Capacity: 60 delegates

Duration: 6.25 hours

The Victorian Desalination Project is one of the largest reverse osmosis desalination plants in the world. It includes the finance, design, construction operation and maintenance of a rainfall independent source of drinking water capable of supplying up to 150 billion litres of water a year to Melbourne, Geelong and local regions. 

The award-winning world-class design includes Australia’s largest living green roof and a 225ha revegetated coastal park for public use, long intake and outlet tunnels to protect the coast and marine environment, and highly efficient reverse osmosis processes including energy recovery.

PPE Requirements

Please wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants and close-toe shoes with no heel. Hard hats, high vis vests and safety glasses will be provided on site.

Schedule

Delegates meet at 8.45am at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), coach will depart at 9.00am. Delegates to tour the Victorian Desalination Plant. The coach will then drop delegates back to MCEC arriving at approximately 3pm. 

Costs

AWA Member: $80.00

Non-Member: $112.00

 

If you are already a registered delegate and want to book a site tour, please call the events team on (02) 9467 8414 or email us at events@awa.asn.au.

Optional site tours have been selected to complement the Ozwater'19 sessions. These special tours are available to Ozwater full and day delegates only.

To book your place on a tour, simply select the option when registering online for Ozwater.

Please note the timings shown are approximate. If booking flights at the conclusion of the technical tour, allow extra time in case of unexpected delays.

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