Project Updates

Published on 18 November 2014: Biosolids plant wins Banksia award
Barwon Water’s biosolids drying project at Black Rock has won the Sustainable Water Management category at the 2014 Banksia Sustainability Awards. Read more >
Published on 24 October 2014: Biosolids plant makes Banksia Shortlist
Plenary Environment’s Barwon Water Biosolids Management Project is a finalist in the 2014 Banksia Awards; Australia’s most prestigious and longest running sustainability awards program. Read more >
Published on 06 October 2014: Barwon Water Biosolids Plant wins Premier’s Sustainability Award
Plenary Environment's biosolids drying project at Black Rock has won the Environmental Protection category at the 2014 Premier’s Sustainability Awards. Read more >
Published on 16 January 2013: New treatment plant turns waste into jobs
The largest biosolids drying plant of its type in the southern hemisphere, located near Breamlea, will create 12 new jobs for the Geelong region while providing an environmentally friendly solution for managing waste by-products. Read more >
Published on 30 August 2009: Updated Community Bulletin
An updated community bulletin about the Biosolids Drying Facility has been produced by Plenary Environment. Read more >
Published on 10 September 2008: Go Ahead for Barwon Biosolids Facility
MEDIA RELEASE: The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) issued its written determination today directing a works approval be issued for the Barwon Biosolids Thermal Drying facility. Read more >
Published on 05 September 2007: Plenary Group and Partners to Deliver $76 Million Thermal Drying Facility in Australia
The Victorian Government has announced that the Plenary Environment consortium has been awarded the contract to design, build, finance and operate a $76M thermal drying biosolids facility for Barwon Water. Read more >
Published on 04 September 2007: Biosolids Drying Facility backgrounder
The new biosolids facility will be a fully enclosed drying process that will turn the Barwon region’s wet biosolids into pellets. These biosolids pellets will be used as a nutrient-rich farm fertiliser or fossil fuel replacement. Read more >
Published on 04 September 2007: Barwon Water announces biosolids partner
MEDIA RELEASE: Treasurer John Lenders announced today that Plenary Environment has been awarded the contract to construct and operate a biosolids drying facility at the Black Rock water reclamation plant. Read more >