Kempsey Shire Council is constructing a new, modernised sewerage collection system in the South Kempsey Employment Lands Hub, including a network of grinder pumps. 

The project is made possible through $2.32 million in funding from the New South Wales Government’s Regional Growth Fund, and is one of three major sewerage infrastructure projects the council is rolling out across the shire.

The design for the project consists of an industry best practice reticulated sewerage system with a network of pressure pipes and grinder pumps that will connect this largely industrial area to the local sewer network.

Council’s Manager Water and Sewer, Wes Trotter, noted that the new system will remove the limitations that the current septic systems impose on landowners.

“The advantage of this design is that the number of pumps connected to the system won’t affect its performance,” Mr Trotter said.

“The new system will be able to cater for additional demand and therefore has the potential to boost local industry, housing and tourism.”

Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey, said that the New South Wales Government was delivering significant investment for all areas of regional New South Wales under the $2 billion Regional Growth Fund.  

“By supporting the construction of a modern, centralised sewerage system in the South Kempsey Employment Lands Hub, it will provide a boost to local business activity and keep money flowing through the local economy,” Mrs Pavey said.

“The New South Wales Government will continue to fund projects that aim to support communities to recover from the significant challenges brought on by drought, bushfires, storms, floods and COVID-19.”

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