COMBET DELIVERS SEWER INFRASTRUCTURE FOR WYEE
THE HON GREG COMBET AM MP
Federal Member for Charlton
Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Minister for Industry and Innovation
30 June 2012
Member for Charlton, Greg Combet is pleased to announce the Federal Government has provided $6.3 million to Lake Macquarie City Council to build a sewer at Wyee.
The funding was made available through Building Better Regional Cities Program to help reduce the cost of local infrastructure needed for new housing developments, such as roads, bridges, water and sewerage works.
“Assisting the residents of Wyee get sewerage infrastructure, which the rest of us take for granted, has been a priority of mine. Many have campaigned for this for a long time and I would like to acknowledge their efforts,” Mr Combet said.
“It's past time the people of Wyee had access to a sewerage system and I'm glad to help bring that possibility closer.”
Lake Macquarie City Council in partnership with Hunter Water Corporation (HWC) made the application to the Federal Government. HWC is right behind this project which is contingent on matched funding from them as well as a significant investment from the Wyee Development Fund.
“Once all of the funding commitments are delivered, work will get started. This infrastructure is an integral step for any future development of the area”
The sewer will enable Council and developers to invest in community infrastructure, such as parks and open spaces, pedestrian and cycle paths, community centres and recreation facilities.
This is also good news for jobs. Development in Wyee will improve employment opportunities for local workers.
“I am hopeful that the 2000 residents living in Wyee will be able to connect to the sewer in the foreseeable future,” Mr Combet said.