The New South Wales Government has announced the expansion of Hunter Water’s sewerage network, allowing over 400 businesses and residences in Wyee to be connected, with capacity for hundreds more to be connected in the future.

Minister for Energy and Utilities, Don Harwin, said the State Government recognised the growth potential of Wyee.

“We have long acknowledged Wyee has great potential and we’re committed to helping it meet that potential by investing in the expansion of this scheme.

“Expanding the scheme now makes economic sense, ensuring the right infrastructure is delivered to provide capacity for new homes in Western Lake Macquarie, increasing the overall investment to more than $36 million.

“I’m pleased to report that Hunter Water has made significant progress in the design and environmental assessments for the new sewer system, with construction work expected to start by mid next year.

“Even with the expansion plans, the project remains on track to be delivered for connection by December 2020,” said Mr Harwin.

Member for Lake Macquarie, Greg Piper, welcomed the expansion.

“I’m delighted the NSW Government has decided to expand this important project. In addition to the 400 homes and businesses, which will be directly connected now, the system will be built for the future needs of Wyee with the capacity to service 2750 new homes.

“I genuinely believe this project lays the groundwork for a very bright future for the Wyee township.

“The residents have waited a long time for these changes and I have no doubt they are eager to see the works completed.”

Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.

After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.

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