Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke has today officially opened the Junee Sewerage Treatment Plant.
The NSW Government contributed $5 million toward the $8.8 million project, which replaced the town’s ageing plant.
Ms Cooke said the new facility was an investment in Junee’s future.
“The NSW Government and Junee Shire Council have come together to ensure this vital service can cater to the entire community and its expected growth for decades to come,” Ms Cooke said.
“Ensuring all our communities have adequate sewerage treatment facilities is not a pipedream, it’s something the NSW Government has been fighting hard for.”
“This is a state of the art facility, has utilised the skills of local businesses in its construction and the Council should be very proud of what has been achieved.”
Junee Shire Council General Manager James Davis said he was pleased the Plant was finished.
“Junee has experienced significant growth over the past 10 years, the existing plant was nearing capacity and the Council wanted to ensure we had a sewerage system that could cater to the next 30 or 40 years of growth,” Mr Davis said.
“We are extremely pleased this facility has been completed within budget, this is the most expensive single piece of infrastructure Council has invested in, this project cost just short of $9 million.”
“To work with such excellent project managers and contractors was a bonus, they were very accommodating when Council encouraged them to use local contractors. Even though the plant has specialised equipment the contractor went out of his way to ensure local businesses and people were involved.”