The Minister for the Illawarra Greg Pearce said the Government’s commitment to the Illawarra is continuing with $4.5 million investment in water and wastewater infrastructure.
Mr Pearce said Sydney Water’s work in the region would ensure a reliable water supply and wastewater services.
Crews are currently undertaking a comprehensive program of work including:
- Renewing a water main at Russell Vale
- Refurbishing Berkeley Reservoir
- Upgrading wastewater pumping stations at Primbee and Shellharbour
- Renewing two valves at Port Kembla
“This work will continue to provide major water and wastewater services to thousands of homes and is due to be completed by next month,” Mr Pearce said.
The investment in maintaining and upgrading water and wastewater systems in the region is part of a broader $177.3 million spend across Sydney Water’s water distribution systems and sewer networks for 2012-13.
Mr Pearce said when completed, the work will result in vital infrastructure for one of the fastest growing regions in the state.
“This investment shows the commitment of the NSW Government and Sydney Water to providing high quality and reliable services to the Illawarra.
“Unlike the former Labor government, the NSW Liberals and Nationals recognise the Illawarra has a vital role to play in the State’s economy and these and other projects will ensure the region continues to grow,” he said.
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