Eurobodalla Council is seeking community feedback on the shire’s water and sewer strategies, which have been updated to reflect the NSW Government’s new framework.
The draft Integrated Water Cycle Management Strategy and Strategic Business Plan is on public exhibition until Friday 26 July.
Eurobodalla is the first council in the state to prepare a long-term strategic plan under the new framework. Water and sewer manager Brett Corven said the strategy addressed drought and climate change as well as sewerage and treatment to accommodate population growth.
“It’s an evidence-based strategy that enables Council to apply for Safe and Secure Water Program funding,” Mr Corven said.
The strategy includes a timeline for infrastructure upgrades based on projections for water and sewer demand. It also highlights the need for water security and upgrades of most sewage treatment plants.
Major projects currently underway – like the Nelligen water and sewer scheme, and the southern dam near Bodalla – also form part of the strategy.
“To ensure a stable pricing plan for generational equity over the next 30 years, there is an included financial plan that covers all known costs and helps us apply for future project funding, like the Southern Water Treatment Plant,” Mr Corven said.
Give your feedback on the draft strategy and business plan via Council’s website www.esc.nsw.gov.au/haveyoursay
Above: Water and sewer manager Brett Corven encourages the community to have their say on Council’s draft Integrated Water Cycle Management Strategy and Strategic Business Plan.