The year ahead is an opportunity for council to future proof and place the area in the best position for change and transition with infrastructure and servicing. The projects and programs below will provide services to the community for the future with sustainable and appropriate infrastructure and investment.

The construction of the $6.8 million Cullen Bullen Sewerage Scheme, project funded by Council and NSW Government, will incorporate a number of new technologies and systems to create efficiencies in the delivery of service to the village.

Portland Water infrastructure, $1.5 million project funded by the NSW Government, includes construction of trunk infrastructure to serve the Portland Foundations development as well as the renewal of mains to the Portland area, to improve both water quality and pressure. Whilst this project will eliminate some problems in the area Council continues to look to improvements within its system for the servicing of properties across the area.

A detailed review of current water sources, treatment plants, trunk and reticulation infrastructure across the water and sewerage networks for Council to appropriately plan for the next 30 years of water and sewerage service delivery is being finalised. The integrated water cycle management strategy coincides with a variety of other projects ongoing in the Water and Wastewater area such as:

  • Smoke testing of sewer lines to determine illegal sewerage connections,
  • Sewer mains relining to remove the groundwater infiltration within sewer,
  • Sewer manhole assessment project to review the sewer manholes across the LGA to create packages for repairs and maintenance,
  • Stopvalve testing to review the configurations of the highly complex watermains network
  • Watermains leak detection being undertaken across the Council area and funded by the NSW government