Minister for the Illawarra Greg Pearce said Sydney Water’s work in the region would ensure a reliable water supply and wastewater services.
Crews are currently undertaking a program of work including:
- Renewing a watermain at Russell Vale
- Refurbishing Berkeley Reservoir
- Upgrading wastewater pumping stations at Primbee and Shellharbour
- Renewing two valves at Port Kembla.
Contractors involved in carrying out the works are Networks Alliance (comprising Lend Lease, CLM Infrastructure, Veolia Water Network Services and Sydney Water), Transfield Services and RMP.Article continues below…
“This work will continue to provide major water and wastewater services to thousands of homes and is due to be completed by next month,” Mr Pearce said.
The investment in maintaining and upgrading water and wastewater systems in the region is part of a broader $A177.3 million spend across Sydney Water’s water distribution systems and sewer networks for 2012-13.
Mr Pearce said when completed, the work will result in vital infrastructure for one of the fastest growing regions in the state.