The New South Wales Government has approved a range of water and sewer upgrades in regional areas of the state to help clear a backlog of projects and improve water and wastewater services.

The upgrade projects will be funded through the New South Wales Government’s $110 million Regional Water and Wastewater Backlog Program which is part of the State Government’s Restart NSW infrastructure fund, aiming to deliver first-class infrastructure projects across the state.

New South Wales Minister for Primary Industries, Lands, and Water, Niall Blair, said, “It is important we have the right infrastructure in place for our regional communities who rely heavily on the reliable access to clean water and sewerage services for their future growth and prosperity.

“Over 30 projects have been approved, including a new water treatment plant and reticulation network for White Cliffs, a new sewerage collection process at Stuarts Point, and upgrades to the Wentworth sewerage system.”

Mr Blair said the approvals follow a shortlisting process that begun in February 2016 with the assessment of strategic and economic measures.

“I am pleased to be delivering this commitment for communities stretching from White Cliffs to Bourke to Biniguy, from Bulga to Yass and Wentworth,” Mr Blair said.

“Right across regional New South Wales we continue to improve water and sewerage service.”

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