Sydney Water has completed modifications to the wastewater overflow structure adjacent to the Lime Kiln Bay Wetland in NSW.
Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, said: “Sydney Water’s $0.5 million modification of the structure will reduce the frequency and volume of wastewater overflows into the Wetland. It will also have a positive effect on the odour and visual amenity for users of Oatley Heights Park and for local residents.”
“This investment is an example of the NSW Government’s commitment to improving infrastructure in the Oatley electorate.”
“Sydney Water has worked in consultation with the local community to find the best way to reduce wet weather overflows to the Lime Kiln Bay Wetland,” said Sydney Water’s Area Manager, Darren Cash.
According to Brian Shaw, a member of the Botany Bay and Catchment Alliance, “the community consultation by Sydney Water was excellent.”
“We have been involved in the process right from the beginning, allowing community groups such as ours to have an input based on a thorough explanation of how the process will work and the benefits that will be provided by the upgrade,” said Mr Shaw.
Wet weather overflows from the wastewater network occur during periods of very heavy rain, when stormwater enters the pipes and exceeds their capacity. Overflow structures protect the local community by preventing wastewater discharges on private properties, in parklands, and on public roads.
“The project involves modification of the overflow structure and an ongoing environmental monitoring program and will be a significant benefit to the local community,” said Mr Cash.