Reasons for this Proposal

We’ve listened to the changing expectations of our community, you have told us that you desire to be connected to a reliable and highly effective wastewater system, one that also meets environmental standards and effectively addresses cultural impact concerns.

Council has identified a number of reasons for this proposal. The proposal is an opportunity for us to achieve objectives that the current service delivery method does not and cannot provide. The proposal makes it possible to:

  • retain Council ownership of the assets and the direct control of the level of service, making sure that the Council remains accountable to our communities for reliably delivering this service;
  • address the challenges and risks, such as higher treatment standards and the reduction of contamination risk to freshwater, to meet community expectations in terms of growth aspirations, community health and wellbeing;
  • achieve cost certainty; and,
  • achieve reliable operations and service maintenance, through a whole of network management model and leveraging new technology wherever possible to extend the assets lives.
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