$1m for sewerage scheme



CLARENCE Valley Council will call for tenders for the construction of the Junction Hill Sewerage Scheme after securing a $1million funding deal with the Carr Government.

Utilities minister Frank Sartor this week announced the Carr Government would kick $1.19million into the project through its Country Towns Water Supply and Sewerage program.

The money will subsidise 23 per cent of the project's total cost, which has been estimated to be around $5.1 million.

The construction of the Junction Hill Sewerage Scheme will involve a new sewerage transfer system to the North Grafton treatment works, allowing the three existing sewerage treatment plants at Junction Hill to be closed down.

"This new scheme will ensure all sewerage from Junction Hill is treated at modern facilities to the highest standard," Mr Sartor said.

Mr Sartor said the closure of Junction Hill's treatment plants and their respective effluent discharge points would benefit local waterways as well. Council had previously received $542,000 from the Carr Government for pre-construction works on the scheme.



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