Regional Water and Waste Water Backlog Program
On 6 March 2015, the NSW Government announced $110 million in Restart NSW funding for regional infrastructure projects, to go towards clearing a backlog of projects in country towns affected by ongoing water quality and sewerage problems. This will be delivered under the Regional Water and Wastewater Backlog Program.
This program is part of the $325 million Water Security for Regions reservation in the 2014-15 State budget, which is assisting the Government to meet its targets for access to and quality of potable water.
More than 30 projects have now been approved to help clear a backlog of water and sewerage projects in regional areas.
These projects will boost vital water and waste water services through new infrastructure builds and modernisation.
The maximum NSW Government contribution to each project is calculated in accordance with the Country Towns Water Supply and Sewerage program funding rules.
The Regional Water and Wastewater Backlog Program is managed by DPI Water. For more information Local Water Utilities should contact DPI Water's regional representatives.
Regional Water and Wastewater approved projects – October 2016
|Bourke Shire Council||Bourke Sewerage Treatment Plant Augmentation||The construction of an additional oxidation pond to the two ponds existing within the existing sewage treatment plant.|
|Central Darling Shire Council||White Cliffs Water Supply||New Water Treatment plant and water reticulation network for White Cliffs.|
|Cobar Shire Council||Cobar Water Treatment Plant||The construction of a new water treatment plant at Cobar and the replacement of the raw water and treated water mains.|
|Eurobodalla Shire Council||Potato Point Sewerage||The construction and commissioning of a low pressure wastewater collection system (reticulation) and a pump station for Potato Point for treatment at a new sewage treatment plant at Bodalla.|
|Griffith City Council||Lake Wyangan, Nericon and Tharbogang Sewerage||The provision of reticulated sewerage, using low pressure grinder pumps to three unsewered towns.|
|Kempsey Shire Council||Stuarts Point Sewerage||Provision of a reticulated sewerage system, transferring to an existing sewage treatment plant at South West Rocks.|
|Lachlan Shire Council||Totenham Water Supply||Expansion of the existing water storage facility with the construction of a new 100 megalitre storage dam. Evaporation covers will be provided for both the existing Leg of Mutton Dam and the proposed new storage areas, and a pump station, power supply augmentation and transfer pipeline will be installed between the new facility and the existing Dam.|
|Lachlan Shire Council||Lachlan Shire Effluent Management System||Improvements and an increase in the use of an existing and available resource to irrigate and feed the golf courses and the fields and gardens of these townships.|
|Leeton Shire Council||Wamoon Sewerage Scheme||The creation of a modified gravity reticulation system for the town of Wamoon, with waste transferred via a rising main to Leeton Sewerage Treatment Plant.|
|MidCoast Water||Nabiac Aquifer Water Supply System||The construction of the Nabiac Inland Dune Aquifer Water Supply System, providing enhanced water security for over 36,000 people serviced by the broader Manning District Water Supply.|
|Mid-Western Regional Council||Charbon Sewerage Scheme||The provision of sewerage services to the unsewered village of Charbon (includes Rylestone,Kandos & villages scheme early stages)|
|Mooree Plains Shire Council||Ashley Water Supply Scheme||The introduction of a drinking water supply for the town of Ashley.|
|Moree Plains Shire Council||Biniguy Water Supply Scheme||Upgrades and an extension of the water supply to provide a potable drinking water supply to Biniguy.|
|Moree Plains Shire Council||Moree Water Supply||Upgrades to the Moree water supply system including bores and water treatment.|
|Narrabri Shire Council||Wee Waa Sewerage Augmentation||Increased capacity of the existing sewerage system and address odour and corrosion issues.|
|Oberon Shire Council||Oberon Sewerage||Construction of a new, modern sewage treatment plant at Oberon and the reticulation of unsewered properties in east Oberon.|
|Port Macquarie Hastings Council||Comboyne Sewerage Scheme||Construction of a traditional gravity system and a new sewage treatment plant.|
|Port Macquarie Hastings Council||Long Flat Sewerage Scheme||Construction of a conventional gravity system and a new sewage treatment plant.|
|Port Macquarie Hastings Council||Telegraph Point Sewerage Scheme||Construction of a new sewage treatment plant and a low pressure sewerage collection system.|
|Singleton Shire Council||Camberwell Water Supply Scheme||Provision of a new reticulated potable water supply including a water treatment plant for Camberwell.|
|Singleton Shire Council||Bulga Water Supply Scheme||Construction of reticulation system and and a water treatment plant and associated infrastructure to provide a potable water supply to the village of at Bulga.|
|Upper Hunter Shire Council||Casillis Sewerage Scheme||Construction of a reticulated sewerage collection and treatment system for the town of Cassilis.|
|Uralla Shire Council||Bundarra Sewerage||Construct a reticulated sewerage collection and treatment system for the town of Bundarra.|
|Wagga Wagga City Council||San Isidore Village Sewerage||Build a reticulated sewerage system at San Isidore.|
|Walgett Shire Council||Cumborah Water Supply||Addition of a new artesian bore and chlorination system to disinfect the water supply.|
|Warren Shire Council||Warren Sewerage Treatment Plant||Construction of a new sewage treatment plant and evaporation pond system.|
|Warrumbungle Shire Council||Dunedoo Sewerage||Upgrade of the existing sewerage treatment system for Dunedoo.|
|Warrumbungle Shire Council||Coolah Sewerage Treatment Plant||Upgrades to the existing Coolah Sewerage Treatment Plant.|
|Warrumbungle Shire Council||Coonabaraban Sewerage Treatment Plant Augmentation||Upgrades to the existing Coonabaraban Sewerage Treatment Plant.|
|Weddin Shire Council||Grenfell Sewerage||Renewal of the existing treatment plant which will employ modern technology for the sewage treatment process and for its monitoring and control.|
|Wentworth Shire Council||Wentworth Sewerage||Utilise existing regional treatment infrastructure to rationalise and improve the quality of sewerage services to the area.|
|Yass Valley Council||Yass Water Quality Improvement Project||Upgrade of the existing Yass water treatment plant.|