Bridge over river with blue sky, Kempsey, Australia

Kempsey Shire Council has allocated $37.2 million towards the construction of its Stuarts Point Sewerage Scheme following the successful acquisition of the project site and appointment of a new director.

The Stuarts Point Sewerage Scheme will service the Stuarts Point, Grassy Head and Fishermans Reach communities in New South Wales.

It will be overseen by Council’s recently appointed Director of Operations and Planning, Michael Jackson, who has over 25 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary teams, most recently at Penrith City Council. 

The former crown land acquired for the project, located on Fishermans Reach Road, is at least 400m from nearby houses, which is required for constructing sewerage plants. 

Council will now provide an application to the Minister and Governor to secure the land and then classify this as operational land before continuing their commitment to delivering the sewerage scheme.

The Stuarts Point Sewerage Scheme is expected to operate from 2024, with construction tenders to be issued sometime between 2022 and 2023.

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