Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke joined Minister for Water Melinda Pavey today to help Weddin Shire Council Mayor Mark Liebich celebrate $12.3 million in funding for a new sewage treatment plant.

Grenfell Sewage Treatment Plant will provide state-of-the-art facilities for Grenfell, funded by the NSW Government’s Water Backlog Program and Safe and Secure Water Program.

“The existing plant will receive upgrades and will be complemented by a new plant next to it,” Ms Cooke said.

“Sewage treatment is something which few of us think about but it is vital that this service is provided effectively.

“I’m delighted that the NSW Government is helping Weddin Shire Council look after the community’s needs, and I’m grateful to Minister Pavey for making the journey to Grenfell today.”

Mrs Pavey said she was happy to be able to help support water infrastructure which provides such a critical service.

“Weddin Shire Council is meeting the needs of its community extremely well with the Grenfell Sewage Treatment Plant project, and it’s very kind of Mayor Liebich to invite me here to express his thanks.

“It’s a beautiful part of regional NSW and it’s easy to see why people choose to make their homes here.

“The NSW Government is committed to enabling regional communities to thrive and I’m delighted to pay a visit to Weddin Shire today.”

Weddin Shire Mayor Mark Liebich explained the importance of the sewage plant project.

“We are very appreciative that the NSW Government has been able to help us complete this project,” Mayor Liebich said.

“The original plant was no longer serving the community and we sought assistance to enable us to carry out these upgrades.

“I’m grateful to Ms Cooke and Mrs Pavey for securing the funding for Weddin Shire Council, which will help us provide infrastructure that will serve our needs now and into the future.”