Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen today announced the Muswellbrook Shire Council will receive $150,000 to develop a business case for the upgrade of the existing Denman Sewage Treatment Plant, under the Liberals and Nationals flagship $1 billion Safe and Secure Water Program.
“This funding is necessary to develop options for improving the performance of the plant and enhance the quality of treated waste water for water users and the environment,” Mr Johnsen said.
“The Nationals are pouring money into water infrastructure because we recognise how important water is to rural communities, it is the life blood of our community and we are committed to funding these vital projects to secure our water supplies for the future.
“The project is the first step in delivering public health and socioeconomic benefits to the community, through smart investment in essential water infrastructure.”
Mr Johnsen said the Nationals in Government’s Safe and Secure Water Program ensures regional NSW communities have access to high quality, reliable and affordable water infrastructure that meets modern environmental and health standards.
“We know just how important water and waste-water services are for regional prosperity and our long-term growth for regional communities,” Mr Johnsen said.
“We have slashed red tape for the Safe and Secure Water Program, making it as easy as possible for regional communities to build new or upgrade essential water infrastructure.
“It doesn’t matter where you are from, every community in NSW deserves access to safe and reliable water services and that is what I am fighting for in our Upper Hunter Electorate.
The NSW Government’s Safe and Secure Water Program ensures regional NSW communities have access to high quality, reliable and affordable water that meets modern environmental and health standards.
Further information on the Safe & Secure Water Program can be found here