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The Herons Creek community is now connected to reticulated sewerage services as a part of Port Macquarie-Hastings Council’s commitment to the rollout of the Small Villages Sewerage Scheme.

The $838,000 project delivered as a part of the council’s 2012-2013 Operational Plan, will enable Herons Creek residents to transition from existing septic systems to the reticulated sewerage network.

The project involved the construction of a system of gravity fed 150mm sewer pipes and pits providing drainage to 15 residential properties. These pipes discharge into a new pump station on the corner of Old Herons Creek Road which is connected to a rising main linked to the Kew/ Kendall sewerage treatment works.

Project works totalling $1.4 million are now set to commence at Beechwood with the construction of sewerage reticulation, pits and pump station. The tender for the works has been awarded to TCM Civil Pty Ltd. Council will concurrently construct the $2.1 million, 6.5km rising main linking the pump station to the Wauchope sewerage network.

Concept designs are currently being considered for the North Shore, Comboyne, Long Flat and Telegraph Point.

The Small Villages Sewerage Scheme is an extensive project designed to connect the communities of Herons Creek, Beechwood, North Shore, Comboyne, Long Flat and Telegraph Point to the reticulated sewerage network.

Director of Infrastructure Jeffery Sharp said the construction of sewerage facilities for the village areas align with Council’s social focus to facilitate community growth by providing quality services, strategies and infrastructure.

“Overall the project aligns with the objectives of Council’s Community Strategic Plan. The provision of sewerage facilities to the village areas is fully funded and included each year in Council’s works program up to 2016/17,” Mr Sharp said.

“The connection of Heron’s Creek to the scheme and commencement of works at Beechwood mark a great start to this significant project that will deliver the services and infrastructure our village communities deserve.”

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