Council Supports Springvale Water Treatment Project

At its last meeting lithgow Council provided its unanimous support to the Springvale Water Treatment Project and is urging the community to also show their support at an upcoming Planning and Assessment Committee meeting.

At its most recent meeting Lithgow City Council provided its unanimous support to the Springvale Water Treatment Project which proposes to pump water from Springvale Colliery to Mount Piper Power Station where it will be treated and used in the electricity generation process.

Lithgow Mayor, Councillor Stephen Lesslie said today “this project is a highly significant project for the Lithgow Local Government area. The ongoing sustainability of Springvale Colliery and Mount Piper Power Station relies on the approval of this project.”

Mayor Lesslie added “The project is an environmental win as it resolves the concerns of mine water that could not meet environmental discharge criteria from entering the environment and utilizes the water for a useful industrial purpose. The Planning and Assessment Commission will be meeting this Wednesday in Lithgow at the Civic Ballroom commencing at 9am and it would be useful for members of the community to respectfully show their support by attending the PAC meeting.”

The Mayor Concluded “the social and economic impacts of this project being approved is vital for this local government area. If it was not to be approved there would be a significant impact on employment in both the mining and electricity generating industries. The project is a win for the environment and the Council has unanimously supported the proposal. It hopes that the community can also show its support.”


Andrew Muir
Acting General Manager
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259


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