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John Holland has been awarded a contract by Moreton Bay Regional Council for the upgrade of the Murrumba Downs Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project is being delivered under an alliance contract framework that includes MWH Australia Pty Ltd.

The purpose of the upgrade is to increase the capacity of the facility to 30.8 megalitres per day to meet the demands of a growing population within Brisbane’s Northern Growth Corridor and is an extension to the Advanced Water Treatment Plant project being undertaken by John Holland on the site. The Murrumba Downs Wastewater Treatment Plant project will utilise the latest technology in bio nutrient removal and odour control, and will meet rigorous environmental standards.

Novatec was invited to submit a relevant functional & cost-effective design for the supply of formwork to the new INLET STRUCTURE ; which forms part of this project. The lead time was always going to be very tight for both undertaking the design and the necessary preparation of materials required. Novatec not only met the challenge head on, but delivered on time and within budget.  

Both the MevaDec HN system slab formwork and the StarTec panel wall formwork system have been used  to form up the RC shafts, slabs & walls to this demanding structure.

NOVATEC – where solutions matter and where the right results are delivered !



More sewage able to be treated – and treated to a higher standard – with the major upgrade of the Maroochydore Sewage Treatment Plant. Local Government and Planning Minister Desley Boyle launched the $34million upgrade, to which the Beattie Government contributed $12million. More than 141,000 people live in and around Maroochy Shire, the upgrade of screens and filters at the sewage treatment plant to treat the effluent to a higher standard, is proving to be extremely beneficial for the environment. The upgrade is providing a substantial reduction in nutrient discharges to local waterways and the highest standards of any sewage treatment plant in South-East Queensland. The treatment plant is now allowing re-use of 34million litres per day which is reducing the demand on Queensland’s limited water supply and the amount of treated effluent released to waterways – improving water quality all along the coast.

The challenge here was to construct the new BIOREACTOR TANK, the largest structure on this project. Triform P/L were looking for the right solution here; they were faced with meeting a demanding program and construction was to commence immediately. The design was to allow for an optimal pouring rate with a concreting height of 5.5m to contend with. The StarTec system proved the winner, large 2.7m x 2.4m panels, along with 2.7m x 0.9m panels were proposed to provide shutters with a height of 5.7m and a length of 13.5 m. Around 600m2 of formwork was delivered to site to enable the customer to sequence the required pours. Another successful job with a successful outcome – StarTec, the right system for the right reasons !




The PIMPAMA W.W.T.P., on the Gold Coast, is a totally new plant that was designed and built to manage the high demand placed upon the region as a result of the growing population. The client awarded the project to the United Group, and with the total cost of the project being 30 million dollars.

Novatec Construction Systems entered into an agreement with RIMTEL P/L, to design and supply the formwork for the construction of the 25 M/Ltr Oxidation Tank, which required some 1000m2 plus of wallform to be able to keep up with the demands of the tight program The StarTec System was chosen as the preferred forming method, and with concreting heights of up to 6.4m, it was imperative that the formwork used was capable of withstanding the high loads resulting from the concrete pressures imposed. The use of the StarTec system meant that the tank was formed and poured without the need for any time-consuming assembly, as required with conventional formwork. Safety was increased, whilst labour and material costs were minimized.

The on-going construction at the new plant saw the demand for the StarTec system increase. Novatec was awarded further contracts to design and supply the formwork materials to many other concrete structures that were built at this site, including works undertaken by Glenmore Constructions P/L .