Ballina Beach Village’s sewage treatment plant required an upgrade to increase its capacity during peak tourist season.

Aerofloat was engaged by Ballina Beach Village to design a sewage treatment plant that would meet its increased growth.

“Aerofloat’s unique sewage treatment plant design and after sales service has allowed us to meet our growing capacity needs and ensure a low-maintenance, long-term solution.”

Rob Woods, Owner, Ballina Beach Village

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The Need

The original sewage treatment plant built in 2006, had an estimated capacity of 150 persons with a peak load of 200 persons. By 2020, tourism growth meant Ballina Beach Village expected to service up to 500 guests during holiday periods, putting enormous strain on the original system.

The Solution

Known for innovative design, Aerofloat’s engineers developed a system that adapted to the infrastructure at the site. The design included some additional equipment and upgrades to the existing facilities to minimise capital expenditure and alleviate the need for an entirely new treatment system.

The Benefit

Ballina Beach Village continued to realise the asset of the existing plant which minimised upgrade costs. The fast-tracked project ensured that the Ballina Beach Village sewage treatment plant was operating smoothly before the next peak holiday period.


The pre-existing sewage treatment plant at Ballina Beach Village was installed in 2006 to meet a capacity of 150 persons, with an allowance for short-term population peaks of around 200 persons. However, the significant visitor growth during the Christmas, New Year and Easter periods meant the plant required an upgrade to meet demand.

Comparative to residential areas, the average daily flow per person in the holiday facility was less, but it needed to allow for peak loads at certain times of the day.

The Aerofloat Solution

Aerofloat designed a sewage treatment plant that made use of the existing facilities to minimise the economical and environmental footprint of the upgrade. The project included a new 46,000L aerobic/anoxic balance tank, modifications to the existing facilities and a new electrical control system with remote monitoring capabilities to assist operators if required.

The plant upgrades also included enhanced automation of the process and pH correction and disinfection.


Aerofloat’s extensive expertise in developing sewage treatment plants gave Ballina Beach Village management the confidence they were assured a carefully considered design that would significantly increase capacity and allow optimal plant performance.

Thanks to Aerofloat’s remote monitoring capabilities, Aerofloat’s engineers were able to fast-track the project and installed the system with minimal delays, despite travel and labour restrictions imposed by the global pandemic.

The upgraded plant produced significantly improved effluent than the original system. Aerofloat continued to offer ongoing remote support as well to ensure ongoing smooth operations at the site. Aerofloat’s innovative design ensured substantially less capital expenditure and disruption to operations for Ballina Beach Village.

After Care Service

Aerofloat can help you maintain optimal performance of your wastewater treatment system long after installation.

Servicing – Chemical Supply – Sampling & Analysis – System Automation & Remote Monitoring

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