Port Macquarie’s North Shore sewage project is close to completion after a 540 metre pipeline was installed underground.

The Hastings River ‘under bore’, which will transfer sewage from the northern side of the Hastings River to the existing sewage system on the southern side of the river, has been completed two months ahead of schedule.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council’s Infrastructure and Asset Management Director, Jeffery Sharp, said the completion of the under bore marked a significant milestone for North Shore residents.

“There are more than 280 properties on the North Shore that will benefit from the new sewage network which delivers better environmental outcomes for the community,”

“Now that the river crossing is complete, the focus will be on completing street mains and then connecting private properties into the new network,” Mr Sharp said.

Mr Sharp said the work on private property would include installing pipes to connect from the street main into the new sewer pressure units.

“The majority of these connections are being under bored, rather than installed in trenches, to minimise the impacts to residents and their yards. Following on from this will be the installation of the sewer pressure units and control panels,” Mr Sharp said.

Mr Sharp said the work, which began in May 2015, was on track to be completed by July 2016, weather permitting.

The $9.5 million North Shore sewage scheme is being delivered under the Port Macquarie-Hastings Council’s Small Towns sewage program which is jointly funded by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and the NSW State Government.

Ledonne Constructions was awarded the contract to design and construct the project.

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