NSW Minister for Finance and Services Andrew Constance and NSW Member for Camden Chris Patterson have confirmed a $45.7 million project to deliver wastewater services to Leppington in southern Sydney is a step closer.

With the NSW Government’s staged release of land in the South West Growth Centre well underway, the project involves Sydney Water working with the Department of Planning to service the East Leppington, Leppington North and Leppington Precincts and part of the Emerald Hills Release Area.

Two community information sessions held last week by Sydney Water saw well over 50 people attend to view the current concept plans and participate in the Q&A sessions.

Mr Patterson said it was good news to hear that many members of the community attended the information sessions.

“It’s great to know that affected landowners are keen to find out as much information as they can about the project, from how to connect for development through to possible impacts of construction,” Mr Patterson said.

“The work scheduled for the South West Growth Centre will help to support both residential and commercial development.

“This significant investment shows the commitment of the NSW Government and Sydney Water to providing high quality and reliable services to the people of Sydney.”

Some of the major design concepts displayed at the community information sessions showed the construction of two new wastewater pumping stations, the first near the corner of Fourth Avenue and Eighth Avenue in Austral and the other on Cowpasture Road, in Leppington.

New wastewater mains will also be installed in Leppington North and Leppington Precincts and new wastewater pressure mains will go along Fourth Avenue and Bringelly Road to the wastewater pumping station on Cowpasture Road.

Minister Constance said the stages of construction are based on a variety of factors.

“The preferred alignment is based on technical, financial, environmental and social factors in order to best meet the demands of residential and industrial developments,” Mr Constance said.

“Sydney Water is on the front foot with this project and once environmental assessments are completed and approvals received we anticipate that construction of the major wastewater trunk mains will commence, starting with the Denham Court Road Carrier and Camden Valley Way Carrier.”

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