Construction of a $3 million project to improve water quality at Malabar Beach has been completed as part of a joint project between Sydney Water and Randwick City Council.
Minister for Finance and Services Greg Pearce said new pipes under Fisherman’s Road and the Malabar Waste Water Treatment plant will now divert stormwater runoff away from the beach.
“This project will see stormwater flows diverted away from local swimming areas,” Mr Pearce said.
“We all want clean, safe beaches for swimming, and this project is a great example of the NSW Government and a local council collaborating and thinking smarter to deliver value to our communities”.
“Over the next year Sydney Water will spend $4.9 million on renewing stormwater assets.
“This forms a significant investment in much needed infrastructure for the people of Sydney,” he said.
Randwick Mayor Scott Nash says it’s good news for the community.
“We’ve been concerned about the poor water quality at the beach for many years and I’m pleased Council has worked with Sydney Water to come up with a program that should improve the water quality of the beach,” he said.
The project was funded by Sydney Water, Randwick City Council and a $400,000 grant from the NSW Environmental Trust.