Brampton Island Sewage Treatment Plant, QLD

The Client


The GPT Group is one of Australia’s largest diversified listed property groups, with total assets of $14 billion, focusing on ownership, management and development of real estate.
A division of the GPT Group, Voyages is a unique Australian company offering holiday experiences in the Great Barrier Reef, the Red Centre, Tasmania.
Located in the world- renowned Whitsundays Island on the Great Barrier Reef, Brampton Island is a large and beautiful national park island. The Voyages Brampton Island resort offers a wide range of water and sport activities in a unique and fragile marine environment.

The Client's Needs

Located 32 km off the coast of Mackay in the Whitsundays, Brampton Island is a prestigious tourist island. Brampton Island is isolated from the main land, and there are no rivers or streams on the island. Also, much of the groundwater is very saline.

There are 3 dams located on the island, however, with rainfall in short supply, there was a strained demand on the water collected. Water is very scarce on the island and the use is restricted to the hotel guests and staff on site.

Annual in-house water requirements for the resort are approximately 30 ML in the dry season and 25 ML in the wet season. 
The Great Barrier Reef is a very sensitive marine environment, with stringent environmental requirements. The quality of the water discharged needed to be improved to meet with QLD EPA requirements.


Veolia's Solution

Veolia Water Technologies was awarded the contract for the design & build of the upgrade of Brampton Island Sewage Treatment Plant in the Whitsundays Islands, part of the Great Barrier Reef.

The new plant uses a Neosep® membrane bioreactor pack with Ultrafiltration to provide Queensland EPA (Environmental Protection Authority) class A quality treated water suitable for irrigation of the resort grounds and golf course.