Under Round 7 of its Resources for Regions program, the NSW Government will provide Lithgow City Council with a $1.5 million grant for the upgrade of water infrastructure in Portland.
The grant will be used to upgrade the Portland water supply system to improve water pressure, local supply and capacities to support future developments in Portland.
For many years, residents of Portland have experienced fluctuating water pressure in some areas. Low pressure in some localities is an inconvenience and has been cause of concern to residents. High water pressure in other localities has led to increased breakages and disruption.
In more recent times, there has also been an increased incidence of loss of water for extended periods due to direct connections to the Fish River Water Supply, which was an inexpensive interim way of dealing with the low pressure issues.
This project aims to address these issues as well as increasing the capacity of the network to improve the level of service and reliability for the residents of Portland.
Once the options are designed, the Council will have a firmer indication of a timeline for the works. Further information will be made available at that time.