Lithgow Council has proposed a $7.8 million Sewer Infrastructure Program, which would involve the construction of new pump stations as well as other upgrades to provide a safe and reliable sewer network for the residents of Lithgow.

This announcement comes as part of Council’s 2023–24 Draft Operational Plan, which aims to optimise the benefits for the local government area by actively seeking grant and corporate funding opportunities to provide quality infrastructure and services for our community, as well as to renew assets. 

Some of the key sewer projects for 2023–24 Draft Operational Plan includes:

  • $1.1M to design and construct inlet works at Lithgow Sewerage Treatment Plant.
  • $3.9M for the commencement of a new Sewerage Pumping Station, a multi-year project to allow for growth in the South Bowenfels Development area ($1M grant funding – Regional Housing Fund)
  • $920,000 to replace the Maddox Lane, Wallerawang Sewerage Pumping Station to enable future development in the Lidsdale area
  • $345,000 to construct the East Portland Sewerage Pumping Station bypass upgrade and decommission the High Street Sewerage Pumping Station
  • $287,500 – Muffin Monster installation and switchboard upgrade to the Lithgow Correctional Sewerage Pumping Station Inlet
  • $60,000 to undertake Sewer Vent Replacement
  • $460,000 to implement the Sewer Mains Relining Program
  • $148,567 high voltage upgrade at the Tweed Mills Sewerage Pumping Station.
  • $115,000 to inspect sewer maintenance manholes in the sewerage system to assess their condition and collect data for inclusion in the asset register
  • $250,000 Installation and Civil Works of new pumps and a receiver manhole at Old Bathurst Road (stage 2)
  • $230,000 continuation of smoke testing of sewer mains to assess compliance of property connections identification of illegal connections

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