Kim Hames

Kim Hames

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    Bunbury residents get early infill sewerage surprise

    9/08/2000 1:06 PM
     
    9/8/00

    Seventy-four properties in Bunbury will be able to connect to reticulated sewerage six months ahead of schedule.

    The project area is bounded by Stockley Road, Tuart Street, Beach Road and Greensell Street.

    Water Resources Minister Dr Kim Hames said the $520,000 sewerage infill project would be able to connect to the sewerage this spring, six months earlier than originally planned.

    "Next winter will be free of septic tank blockages for these residents, thanks to savings made by competitive tendering over the five years of the Infill Sewerage Program so far," Dr Hames said.

    "I would encourage these residents to start preparing now to make the connection as soon as it is offered to gain the maximum benefits from this highly successful program."

    Dr Hames said the latest project demonstrated the State Government's strong commitment to the city of Bunbury and nearby localities under the 10-year infrastructure program.

    This year about 600 properties will be offered connection in Bunbury and Australind to revitalise older areas and to pass on benefits including much lower maintenance costs and higher property values.

    "Of course, the community as a whole gains from the improved local environment and protection for precious groundwater reserves,” the Minister said.

    He said Bunbury-based contractor Lamac Plumbing and Drainage had been chosen to carry out construction work on the project. Onsite work had commenced.

    "The Water Corporation now has a core of highly experienced Infill Sewerage contractors who have established a reputation for professional workmanship and communicating effectively with the community,” Dr Hames said.

    "So once again, Bunbury residents can be confident the project will be carried out with a minimum of fuss and bother."

    Media contacts:
    Mike Groves, Minister’s Office 9424 7450
    Water Corporation Project Manager Lloyd Leith 9420 3641