Upgrades in pipelineFor Yamba, Grafton sewerage plants
THE upgrading of Yamba's sewerage treatment plant is a step closer, with the Clarence Valley Council approving an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the development of the site.
Mayor Ian Tiley said the upgrade would allow recycled water to be used for irrigation of the Yamba golf course, irrigation for the Angourie Road playing fields, the Yamba Public School and Yamba Oval and possible dual reticulation in the future West Yamba development area.
Cr Tiley said the EIS had been prepared after many years of detailed consultation with the community.
"The work council has approved includes the use of technology to ensure the highest standard of treatment," he said.
The council has also announced its approval for a Review of Environmental Factors that paves the way for the upgrading of the Grafton sewerage system.
Cr Tiley said the upgrade would include closing the South Grafton sewerage treatment plant, while the site at Clarenza will be expanded.