Monday, 26 September 2016 - MEDIA RELEASE Kevin Humphries MP, Member for Barwon
Member for Barwon, Kevin Humphries announced that Warren Shire Council would receive $3 million in funding for a new Sewage Treatment Plant.
Mr Humphries said the funding has been made available through the NSW Government’s Regional Water and Waste Water Program.
“$110 million has been provided by the NSW Government to construct modern water and sewerage infrastructure in regional towns across the state,” said Mr Humphries.
The funding will help clear a backlog of projects in country towns affected by ongoing water quality and sewerage problems.
“There are a number of communities across western NSW that have ageing or insufficient infrastructure for their town water supply and sewerage,” he said.
“In small or remote communities, it is difficult for Councils to fund this amount of expenditure and so the projects have been put on the backburner for years.
“This funding addresses that backlog and provides infrastructure that will support the community into the future.
“In Warren the funding will go towards the construction of a new sewage treatment plant and evaporation system, with work expected to be completed by 2020.”
The funding equates to around 50% of the total cost of the project, with the remainder of the funding to be provided by Warren Shire Council.
“This project has been on the cards for a long time and it’s great to finally see the funding locked in to provide essential services to the community,” Mr Humphries said.
The NSW Government’s Regional Water and Waste Water Backlog Program will ensure regional towns have safe and reliable water and waste water services.
The program is part of Restart NSW, which provides funding for critical infrastructure across the state to improve both productivity and competitiveness.
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