Recent Water and Wastewater Management Projects

Many of the studies require development of an Integrated Water Cycle Management Plan.

Woodlots and Wetlands key staff qualifications and activities include

  • PhD in soil and water management
  • Post graduate short courses in Industrial wastewater treatment (UQ)
  • Post graduate short course wastewater minimisation (Uni Manchester)
  • Post graduate short courses in Environmental Auditing (UQ)

Recently undertaken industrial wastewater management projects

  • Sustainability of effluent irrigation systems for abattoir and tannery waste, Casino.
  • An irrigation management study for a pig abattoir at Booyong
Woodlots & Wetlands work with abattoirs to ensure their effluent irrigation system will meet EPA requirements.
  • Assessment of site for abattoir waste at Beenleigh.
  • Use of abattoir waste on pasture and woodlots at Cowra.
  • Soils and landscape evaluation for waste water application from Bush’s Meat Processing Plant, Riverstone.
Woodlots & Wetlands undertaking on-site water quality testing for coal mine wastewater
  • Sustainability of industrial wastewater irrigation onto saline, sodic soils near Townsville
  • Long term effects of applying abattoir waste to pasture in western Sydney.
  • Assessment and certification of waste products being applied to agricultural lands.
  • Assessment of truck wash disposal to Ingham’s Feed Mill, Berrima.
  • Wastewater application to forest plantations at CSR Wood Panels Plant Raymond Terrace.
  • A strategy for productive reuse of winery effluent in the Mudgee, South Coat, Central Highlands and Hunter regions.
  • Development of a strategy to utilise winery, cheese factory and stormwater waste at Charles Stuart University Winery, Wagga.
  • Development of a waste management strategy for Heathcote Estate Winery.
  • Sustainability of effluent irrigation systems for yeast factory waste. This study examined options for productive reuse of saline water. It involved detailed study of soils, irrigation techniques and climate. The data was used to develop site nutrient, salt and water budgets.


Recently undertaken effluent management investigations for Towns & Cities

  • Development of an Operational Environmental Management Plan for wastewater reuse for Dubbo City Council.
  • Preparation of an Environmental Management Plan for Goulburn City effluent irrigation farm.
  • Design of specifications for the Dubbo City effluent reuse scheme.
  • Assessment of wastewater management options for Bingara.
  • Assessment of effluent treatment for Borroloola.
  • Wastewater management options assessment for Yamba.
  • Development of a wastewater and stormwater Management strategy for Taralga
  • A management plan for reuse of municipal effluent in tea tree plantations at Lismore.
  • An effluent and sludge management for Thuringowa City.
  • Improving municipal effluent management in Fitzroy Shire, Queensland.
  • Development of an effluent management system for irrigating golf courses and sports fields in Charters Towers.
  • A management plan for reuse of municipal effluent from Scone, NSW.
  • A management plan for reuse of municipal effluent from Denman, NSW.
Assessment of effluent reuse opportunities for country town sewage treatment plants is a core business activity of Woodlots & Wetlands
  • An integrated effluent management system on a 76 ha site at McGraths Hill, Windsor.
  • A management plan for reuse of municipal effluent onto a woodlot covering a landfill site at Warwick Queensland.
  • An effluent management scheme for Aberdeen.
  • Management of municipal effluent from Dungog.
  • A management plan for the productive reuse of effluent from Merriwa.
  • Picton Regional Sewerage Scheme ---- Effluent Reuse on a 250 ha site.
  • West Camden Pilot Reuse Scheme.
  • Options for managing pH in Scone and Aberdeen effluent maturation ponds.
  • Options for using effluent to assist mine site rehabilitation.
  • Effluent management studies have also been conducted in the Eacham, Mossman, Cessnock, Mulwarree, Yass, Pt Stephens, Falls Creek, Bowral, Cambewarra and Muswellbrook districts.


Recently undertaken effluent management investigations for Villages & Private Developments

  • Effluent management for Alice River shopping development (N Qld).
Assessment of overflowing on-site sewage systems and design of sustainable alternatives is an important function of Woodlots & Wetlands
  • Waste management for a 50 ha rural residential development at Kelso (Townsville).
  • Assessment of unit development on Magnetic Island for on site sewage systems.
  • Sewage and water management plan for a 91 home estate within Kelman Vineyard Estate, Cessnock.
  • Design of a water and wastewater system for a 5 star resort along the Great Ocean road, Victoria.
  • Eco-tourist development lower Hawkesbury River.
  • A management plan for sewage treatment and reuse for Falls Creek Public School.
  • A sewage management scheme for the Arthur and Evonne Boyd Education Centre, Riversdale.
  • Design of sewage processing for individual home sites on steep sandstone ridges in the Hawkesbury Valley.
Woodlots & Wetlands undertook site assessment for sewage treatment and reuse in the Kosciuszko National Park.
  • Design and installation of sewage treatment systems for Hunter Valley Mines.
  • Integrated sewage and water management plans for private developments in the Hunter and Southern Tablelands and South Coast Regions of NSW.
  • Ecologically Sustainable development, the Rocks
  • Sewage and stormwater management plan for Ecologically Sustainable Education Centre Bowral.
  • An effluent reuse scheme for Wollombi.
  • A wastewater treatment wetland for the Merton tourist resort.
  • Assessment of 51 ha subdivision for rural residential use-Onsite sewage systems at Kelso, N Queensland.
  • Assessment of dwellings on Hawkesbury River for on site sewage management
  • Design of water and sewage systems for large residences in Kangaroo Valley
  • Design of water storage management systems of residences in Bowral district
  • Design of wetlands to process septic waste from isolated farm houses and small communities.
  • Effect of non-sewered urban areas on Scotland Island vegetation.

Golf course and sports field irrigation studies

  • Woodlots & Wetlands have investigated optimising golf course or sports area irrigation with effluent and stormwater in the following areas: Bexley, Borroloola, Bourke, Aberdeen, Mossman, Townsville, Charters Towers, Cloncurry, Rockhampton, Merriwa, Murrurundi, Scone, Denman, Pittwater, Walcha, Yass and Goulburn.