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Central Coast Council will start construction on the Mardi to Warnervale Pipeline in New South Wales in March 2020, which will boost water supply to the Central Coast’s rapidly growing northern suburbs and improve water security. 

The pipeline represents the next major step to enhance the water supply network in the region. According to Mayor, Lisa Matthews, the 9km pipeline will deliver significant benefits to the Central Coast community.

“The Coast’s population is on the rise, especially in our northern areas, and this pipeline will ensure these areas have a safe and secure water supply into the future,” Ms Matthews said.

“The pipeline will also enhance the water transfer capability between Central Coast Council and Hunter Water, which further improves water security for the two regions and meets our commitment under the Hunter-Central Coast Pipeline Agreement.”

Central Coast Council Director Water and Sewer, Jamie Loader, said he was excited about the project kicking off after an extensive period of planning, design and community consultation.

“The pipeline route will pass through several different environments including rural land holdings, the outer edge of the residential area of Watanobbi, and along the fringes of the environmentally sensitive council lands of Porters Creek Wetland,” Mr Loader said.

“The council has spent a lot of time getting the construction techniques and the pipeline route right, talking with the community about the project, ensuring we consider impacts on residents, the environment and the broader community.”

Charlotte Pordage is Editor of Utility magazine, a position she has held since November 2018. She joined the team as an Associate Editor in October 2017, after sharpening her writing and editing skills across a range of print and digital publications. Charlotte graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2011 with joint honours in English and Latin. When she's not putting together Australia's only dedicated utility magazine, she can usually be found riding her horse or curled up with a good book.

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