$3.22 MILLION TO MODERNISE POTATO POINT WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE
Member for Bega Andrew Constance today announced that Eurobodalla Shire Council would receive $3.22 million in funding to build the Potato Point wastewater management facility under 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 like Potato Point across the state,” said Mr Constance.
“The funding will help clear a backlog of projects in country towns affected by ongoing water quality and sewage problems.
“The Potato Point project will see the construction of a new wastewater management facility which includes the village collection system, a pump station and sewage treatment plant, providing essential services to the small community,” said Mr Constance.
“This is fantastic news for the Potato Point community and again reflects the great support from the NSW Government and our local member Andrew Constance. I also thank our previous Council for their advocacy work. The timing of the announcement is excellent as it means the work on the Potato Point scheme can follow on the Bodalla sewerage scheme. The proposed treatment plant off Potato Point Road has already been designed for easy upgrade to take the extra sewage from the Potato Point township,” said Eurobodalla Mayor Liz Innes.
“The next step will be to progress the detailed designs for the Potato Point system and we will be engaging with residents and landowners in Potato Point through this process,” said Cr Innes.
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.