A scheme to connect properties in Galston and Glenorie in Sydney’s North West to Sydney Water’s wastewater service has been approved.

The scheme is part of a $210 million budget under the NSW Government’s Priority Sewerage Program to deliver improved wastewater services and will cater for around 380 lots in Galston and 245 lots in Glenorie, with extra capacity for limited growth.

Member for Hornsby, Matt Kean was joined by Sydney Water’s Growth Program Manager Susan Trousdale to take a look at the site where construction will start in the first quarter of next year.

Mr Kean said the approval of the scheme is good news for the community and environment.

“It’s important that members of our community receive improved wastewater services and it’s so exciting after such a long time planning to know that things are about to start happening – this wastewater scheme is a vital piece of infrastructure for residents of Galston and Glenorie,” Mr Kean said.

“The wastewater scheme will help reduce risks to public health and will protect the environment by helping reduce odours and eliminate dampness and seepage on properties.”

The proposed service for Galston and Glenorie is a pressure sewerage system, which will see wastewater from Galston and Glenorie be transferred to the wastewater network at Dural.

It will then go to the West Hornsby Wastewater Treatment Plant for treatment.

“With so many steps in the process myself and Sydney Water are committed to keeping the Galston and Glenorie communities informed as we progress with the work.

“Sydney Water will hold an information session later this year for residents and stakeholders to find out more about the scheme, the system, timeframes and connecting.

Resident connections to the Galston-Glenorie wastewater scheme should be available by mid-2015.

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