NSW Government is funding the upgrade of water infrastructure in the Portland township under Round 7 of Resources for Regions.

Lithgow City Council has received grant funding from the New South Wales Government as a part of Round 7 of the Resources for Regions Fund. The Council will receive a grant of $1.5 million to upgrade of the Portland water supply system to improve water pressure, local supply and capacities to support future developments in Portland.

For many years residents of Portland have experienced fluctuating water pressure in some areas. Low pressure in some localities is an inconvenience and has been cause of concern to residents. High water pressure in other localities has led to increase breakages and disruption.

In more recent times there has also been an increased incidence of loss of water for extended periods due to direct connections to the Fish River Water Supply which was an inexpensive interim way of dealing with the low pressure issues.

This project aims to address these issues as well as increasing the capacity of the network to improve the level of service and reliability for the residents of Portland. These works are well overdue and with the support of the NSW Government will now proceed.

Once the options are designed, the Council will have a firmer indication of a timeline for the works. Further information will be made available at that time.