Minister for Finance & Services, Greg Pearce, and the Member for Cronulla, Mark Speakman, announced two projects worth $46 million at the Cronulla Wastewater Treatment Plant designed to improve the service delivery to customers and the surrounding community.
“The NSW Liberals & Nationals are getting on with the job of improving services for the community and providing infrastructure upgrades for the long term,” Mr Pearce said.
“The Cronulla Wastewater Treatment plant covers a catchment area of approximately 12,000 hectares and services 223,000 people,” he said.
“The two projects between Sydney Water, Abigroup and CH2MHill will create 100 jobs and improve the reliability of the existing infrastructure that will ensure the plant continues to perform in line with environmental requirements.
“The first project is a $30 million development to reduce odour impacts with work expected to start in May and be completed in early 2014 with every effort to be made to minimise the impacts on local residents.
“The second project is a $16.3 million Reliability and Renewal Project designed to improve the service delivery of the plant well into the future, with work starting in May and is expected to be completed in August 2013.
“The scope of this project includes restoration of corroded concrete and protective coatings, replacement of steelworks with corrosion resistant materials, and renewal of plant equipment that has exceeded its service life.
“This is a significant investment for the community that will benefit from the improvements in reliability and performance of the treatment plant’s management facilities.
“Sydney Water will keep the community informed as the work progresses at the Treatment Plant located on the Kurnell Peninsula,” Mr Pearce said.
Member for Cronulla, Mark Speakman, welcomed the announcement and acknowledged the significant amount of capital invested towards these projects that will provide long term benefits for the community.
“The project will reduce the risk of odours and improve the effectiveness of the facilities at the plant into the future,” Mr Speakman said.
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