Minister for the Illawarra Greg Pearce today announced the Environmental Assessment (EA) of Sydney Water’s $225 million plan to expand services in the West Dapto region will be on display from tomorrow.
Mr Pearce said the project is an essential part of the NSW Government’s plan to provide for future growth in the Illawarra.
“Sydney Water plans to provide water and wastewater services to 30,000 new homes and nearly 500 hectares of non-residential development over the next four decades,” he said.
“This plan takes in Kembla Grange, Sheaffes, Wongawilli, West Horsley, Cleveland, Avondale, Yallah, Marshall Mount, Huntley, Calderwood, Tallawarra Lands and Tullimbar Village.”
The proposal includes the design, construction, operation and maintenance of:
- 80 km of new drinking water pipelines
- 45 km of new wastewater pipelines
- one new drinking water pumping station and five new drinking water reservoirs
- three new wastewater pumping stations and an upgrade of three existing wastewater pumping stations.
Mr Pearce said the proposal also includes potential upgrades to Wollongong Water Recycling Plant and Shellharbour Wastewater Treatment Plant.
“Sydney Water is working closely with Department of Planning and Infrastructure local councils, the Illawarra Urban Development Committee and other stakeholders while developing the proposal,” he said.
“The EA will be on display until October 29 and residents and local stakeholders are invited to give feedback.”
Public information sessions will also be held on Saturday 22 September 2012 at Centenary Hall, Albion Park from 10am-2pm and Saturday 20 October 2012 at Dapto Leagues Club between 10am-3pm.
To view the EA visit http://majorprojects.planning.nsw.gov.au from 13 September.