Construction on the Bundarra Sewerage Scheme underway
Published on 11 February 2021
Construction on the Bundarra Sewerage Scheme is officially underway with Uralla Shire Mayor Cr Michael Pearce joining Member for Northern Tablelands, the Hon Adam Marshall for a site inspection and turning the first sod at the future Bundarra sewerage treatment plant site.
The Bundarra Sewerage Scheme will provide reticulated sewerage infrastructure and services to approximately 170 properties within the Bundarra town area, and is key to Uralla Shire Council’s commitment to provide efficient and environmentally-sound sewerage services in Bundarra.
The NSW Government has committed $6.354 million from the Safe and Secure Water Program to enable the $8.81 million project to go ahead.
Council will fund the $1.97 million balance from Council reserves and annual sewerage charges.
Construction is in progress with work commencing on the installation of sewer pod systems on private properties. Site planning for the Bundarra sewerage treatment plant and the sewer network infrastructure is underway.
Ledonne Constructions is hosting a community information session for Bundarra residents and customers of the scheme on Thursday, 11 February 2021. This information session will be held from 3:30pm to 6:30pm at the site office located in the Bundarra Caravan Park with sausage sizzle and information on display.
All scheme customers are encouraged to attend the information session if they have any queries regarding the construction works or to the scheme.
Mayor Pearce said Council was pleased to see the construction commence and thanked the NSW Government for committing the funding to enable the project to progress.
“This is a major project with preliminaries and design underway for several years, and would not be possible without the NSW Government’s generous funding contribution.”
“Once commissioned, the scheme will provide real public health, economic and environmental benefits to Bundarra and across the region.”
“Council is committed to the successful delivery of the project and we are working with Ledonne Constructions so that the works go as smoothly, safely, and as quickly as possible,” Mayor Pearce said.
The project consists of the construction of a low pressure sewer reticulation network within the township, a sewage pumping station and rising main to deliver Bundarra’s wastewater to the treatment plant, and a sewage treatment plant including ponds, storage lagoons and an irrigation system for the treated effluent. There should be no discharge of wastewater from the site.
Assuming no unforseen delays, Council anticipates the scheme will be commissioned by late 2021.
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