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Our local government area currently has an estimated population of 86,400. By 2041, our community is projected to grow by 16.5% to a population of approximately 100,700.
We are proactively planning for an increased demand on our communities’ drinking water, to ensure that we have the capacity to continue providing safe and secure water.
At the moment, we have several water supply schemes in operation. The Hastings Bulk Water Distribution Scheme is comprised of the systems that send water to Wauchope, Port Macquarie and Camden Haven. The smaller communities of Comboyne, Long Flat and Telegraph Point have their own water supply schemes.
To sustain our growth, we’re constructing a new bulk water treatment plant (WTP), just south of Cowarra Dam. The water treated here will be distributed to Sancrox, Thrumster, Port Macquarie and Camden Haven communities, which are identified as key areas of growth.
We are committing a significant investment for this upgrade to ensure the security of supply, and enhance the quality of drinking water for the community.
Construction of a new bulk water treatment plant (WTP), just south of Cowarra Dam.
In conjunction, we will construct a clear water reservoir and northern arm trunk main from the reservoir to the water distribution systems of Sancrox, Thrumster and Port Macquarie.
We are also continuing the construction of the southern arm trunk main along Houston Mitchell Drive to directly connect to the Camden Haven water distribution system.
This project looks to:
The initial project investigations and scoping study have been completed.
The remaining project milestones are:
Procurement and contract awarded
*Timeline is subject to change.
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Drinking water quality
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