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Newstead is along the Loddon River in the Mount Alexander Shire. The town has many festivals and folk events and is in the centre of the golden triangle, close to many tourist attractions and events.

You can view the latest Water Summary for Newstead here.

Water Supply

Coliban System (Southern) - supplies Castlemaine, Kyneton, Maldon, Newstead, Malmsbury, Harcourt, Elphinstone, Tylden and Taradale. Raw water is supplied by our Coliban River catchment storages: Upper Coliban, Lauriston and Malmsbury Reservoirs, located near Kyneton and the Coliban River.

Water Treatment

Water is treated at the Castlemaine Water Treatment Plant, operated by Veolia Water.

The Water Treatment Process (PDF 43KB) includes microfiltration, coagulation/flocculation, BAC, ozonation, pH correction, fluoridation and disinfection.


Sewage from Castlemaine, Campbells Creek, Chewton, Harcourt, Newstead and Maldon flows through an extensive sewerage system to the Castlemaine Water Reclamation Plant (WRP).

The sewerage system also collects trade waste from commercial sites.

What happens at the water reclamation plant

The WRP produces Tertiary Treated Water which supplied as class B recycled water to irrigate the Kyneton racecourse, sports grounds and botanic gardens. The plant also produces class C recycled water which is used for onsite irrigation. 

We are also licensed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) Victoria to release Tertiary Treated Water to the Campaspe River.

Biosolids are also treated and used on farmland for the nutrients.


There's 1 standpipe in Newstead:

  • Tivey Street, Newstead

For more information on standpipes and how to use them, see water carting.

Projects and planned works

We plan projects and works to maintain and improve our services. Find out more about our current projects or planned works in our region.

Last updated on 01 Apr 2020
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