Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke today announced the NSW Government has given the green light to up to $10 million to upgrade and expand Gundagai’s Sewage Treatment Plant.

“The approval of this funding was absolutely vital in ensuring the project could progress,” Ms Cooke said.

“We now have complete certainty for the Council and the community of Gundagai that this fundamental infrastructure upgrade can be delivered in full.”

Up to $10 million in State Government support was announced mid-2017, pending the approval of the engineering design and planning, which was received this week.

The existing sewage plant is nearly 100 years old, and the upgrade will be welcomed by the local community.

“Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council are doing a fantastic job on the ground to deliver this project and it wouldn’t be possible without the NSW Government’s support,” Ms Cooke said.

The funding is part of the NSW Governments $1 billion Safe and Secure Water Program to ensure regional communities have the right infrastructure for the future.

It is yet another an example of the how the NSW Government is building and upgrading vital water and waste services as part of an on-going infrastructure boom in regional NSW.