Sewerage boost

COFFS Harbour residents will benefit from funding to start building the final phase of the city’s sewerage scheme.

The State Government is chipping in $834,880 towards the strategy.

“This stage of the project involves the construction of a sewage transfer pipeline and a reclaimed water main between the Coffs Harbour water reclamation plant and Boambee Creek,” said Labor MLC Greg Donnelly.

“The completion of this and future sections of the pipeline will culminate in the decommissioning of the Sawtell sewerage treatment plant, with all sewage being transferred back to the new facility at Coffs Harbour.

“(The) funding announcement is in addition to the $41 million that has previously been provided to council to undertake the initial phases of the scheme.

“Council’s total estimated cost for the final phase of the sewerage scheme is $29 million.

“Further government funding will be provided to Coffs Harbour City Council to assist with the construction of the remaining sections of the pipeline, including a transfer pumping station at Sawtell and an overflow pond at the Coffs Harbour water reclamation plant.

“When completed, the new scheme will deliver a modern sewerage system that maximises the use of reclaimed water, protects public health and achieves sustainable environmental outcomes including the protection of the Solitary Islands Marine Park.”



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