An update on the Board’s proposed upgrade of the Bowral Wastewater Treatment Plant is now available on the Board’s website following the approval of the Acting Board Director, Mr. Viv May PSM.
Mr May adopted a recommendation to bring the draft Environmental Considerations Review (EOR) online at the regular council meeting on Wednesday, October 13.
The council’s chief executive, Lisa Miscamble, said that the completion of the REF was a critical step towards the modernization of the sewage treatment plant (STP).
“While the existing Bowral processing plant is operating well and under its license, the plant is approaching design capacity and needs to be upgraded to accommodate future growth in the watershed,” said she declared.
“The proposed upgrade is designed to protect the local environment and improve public amenities for years to come.”
The Bowral STP serves the areas of Bowral, East Bowral and Burradoo and was last modernized in 2006.
The Environmental Factors Review Project is a comprehensive document that details the proposed upgrade of the treatment plant and assesses the potential environmental impacts of the project and the measures that will be taken to mitigate the possible impacts.
Ms. Miscamble said it was important for the community to be aware of the complexity of the project.
“It is essential that we meet the wastewater treatment needs of our County’s largest city, now and in the future,” she said. “At the same time, we have the opportunity to improve the water quality of the Wingecarribee River. “
Residents can view the draft Environmental Considerations Review for the Proposed Bowral STP Upgrade at www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/projects.
The website also offers residents the option to register for further project updates and invitations to future project information sessions.