UPGRADING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE GROWING NORTH WEST SYDNEY REGION
Written on the 27 February 2019 by Kevin Conolly
The major upgrade to Sydney Water's Riverstone Wastewater Treatment Plant has been completed, providing a boost to Sydney's growing north-west communities.
The $124m project has increased the treatment capacity at the plant by more than three times which will support tens of thousands of new residents in North Western Sydney.
New technology being used will also use the biogas by-product as a renewable energy, reducing energy use and Sydney Water's carbon footprint in the community.
Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly, personally inspected the completed upgrades to the facility and said this is not just great news for families living in the area, but a welcome development as the area prepares for more new arrivals.
"The NSW Liberal Government is committed to ensuring Sydney's suburbs are supported with world-class services which protect public health and the environment," Mr Conolly said.
Connecting the newly upgraded Riverstone Wastewater Treatment plant to the network signals another development in Sydney Water's $450 million Lower South Creek Treatment Program.
"This is another example of how this government is working to create a Sydney that is clean and liveable now and for future generations," said Mr Conolly.
Sydney Water's Head of Delivery Management, Mark Simister, said the Lower South Creek program is part of an unprecedented investment in water and wastewater infrastructure to support building communities and help more people achieve the great Aussie dream to own their own home.
"The new infrastructure will service new communities in areas such as Riverstone, Vineyard, Marsden Park and West Schofields," Mr Simister said.
"When the Lower South Creek Program is complete, we will have helped enhance the waterway health along South Creek and its tributaries, contributing to the sustainability and liveability of these fast-growing communities."
The New South Wales Government has forecast investment of about $2.2 billion on its infrastructure projects through to 2020.
This includes more than $900 million in catering for growth across Greater Sydney, with most of that investment to take place in Sydney's North West and South West.
These key growth projects will deliver services to support the new homes being built across North West Sydney.
In addition to new growth network infrastructure, more than $1.3 billion will be invested on renewal, rehabilitation and upgrade projects on existing assets over the next four years.
Author: Kevin Conolly
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