Sewering Coastal Villages Project

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Introduction

Bellingen Shire Council in partnership with the NSW Government is investing $22 million to deliver the Sewering Coastal Villages Project, which will see the sewer connected at Mylestom, parts of Raleigh and Repton and the Raleigh Industrial Estate.

Bellingen Shire Council Mayor, Cr Dominic King, said these bipartisan efforts to deliver best management wastewater infrastructure assets to protect the health of the Bellinger and Kalang Rivers was a fantastic outcome for our Shire.

“Our own Community Vision identifies that we all want clean water which is protected and used sustainably which is why we have invested $11 million to protect the regions aquaculture and tourism industries”. Mayor Dominic King

The Honourable Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey, said the NSW Government had invested over $11 million to Bellingen Shire Council for the design and construction of sewage systems in Mylestom, Repton and Raleigh.

The Urunga plant will also be upgraded to provide capacity for the expanded sewerage network, addressing environmental issues relating to on-site systems”. Melinda Pavey MP

Where is the sewer being connected?

The Sewering Coastal Villages Project will connect the sewer to Mylestom, parts of Raleigh and Repton and the Raleigh Industrial Estate, inclusive of the following:

  • Mylestom: 180 residential lots, Surf Club, Shop and Reflections Holiday Park.
  • Repton: 31 residential properties and the Bellingen River Tourist Park.
  • Raleigh: 23 residential lots.
  • Raleigh Industrial: 25 industrial lots with the capacity to connect to an additional 75 industrial lots.

To identify if your property forms part of the Sewering Coastal Villages Project, simply click on the Important Links tab on the right hand side of this page and enter your property address into the search field. N.B: Please be patient once you have entered your property address into the search field, as the search function must process a large volume of data prior to loading the image that will identify your property - this can take approximately 60 seconds.

Fast Facts - The Sewering Coastal Villages Project will:

  • Connect the sewer to approximately 234 residential lots, a small number of commercial properties and up to 100 industrial lots at Raleigh.
  • Capacity to connect the Norco milk factory to the sewer.
  • Connect Repton School to the sewer.
  • Connect Mylestom Hall to the sewer.
  • Install 20.5 kilometres of sewer mains.
  • Install a pump station at the southern end of Mylestom.
  • Upgrade the Yellow Rock Pump Station.
  • Double the capacity of the Urunga Sewerage Treatment Plant.
  • Provide recycled water for new residential sub-divisions in Urunga.
  • Install upgraded ultra filtration, chlorination and UV treatments at the Urunga Sewerage Treatment Plant.

Where can I find more information?

There is more information available on the project in the Sewering Coastal Villages "Project Information Booklet" that can be found in the "Documents" section on the right hand side of this page.

What is a pressure sewer system?

Low pressure sewer systems convey wastewater from your home to the regional wastewater treatment facility. Unlike gravity connection, they use a small pump station located at each house to move wastewater through the transmission system.

Why is the sewer being connected?

The Bellinger and Kalang Rivers have been closed on numerous occasions due to repeated instances of faecal contamination.

These closures, which have impacted on public health and the health of our rivers, wetlands, oyster farms and local businesses, can largely be attributed to failing septic tanks within the project area.

That is why it is important to connect the sewer to properties identified by the Sewering Coastal Villages Project to prevent further instances of faecal contamination.

There are currently 246 on-site sewage management or septic systems within the project area and 105 of theses systems have been as high risk during previous Council inspections.

When will the sewer be connected?

The staged delivery of the Sewering Coastal Villages Project will commence in 2021 and it is anticipated, subject to site constraints and weather, to be completed by 2022.

Who is paying for the Sewering Coastal Villages Project?

Bellingen Shire Council in partnership with the NSW Government is investing $22 million to deliver the Sewering Coastal Villages Project.

Will land owners have to pay for the sewer to be connected to their property?

  • Residential Properties: there will be no connection cost if the new grinder pump is to be located adjacent to the decommissioned septic system
  • Commercial Premises: if the property uses less than 20 kilolitres of water per day the owner of the Commercial Premises will be charged 25% of the connection cost. Commercial Premises using more that 20 kilolitres per day will be charged the full connection cost.
  • New Developments: New Developments will be charged the full connection costs for internal infrastructure and their usage component of external infrastructure (similar to Section 64 Charges).

How can I stay up to date?

Simply, go to the "Stay Informed" section on the right hand side of this page and click "Subscribe" to register your email address and automatically receive project updates as project updates become available.


Introduction

Bellingen Shire Council in partnership with the NSW Government is investing $22 million to deliver the Sewering Coastal Villages Project, which will see the sewer connected at Mylestom, parts of Raleigh and Repton and the Raleigh Industrial Estate.

Bellingen Shire Council Mayor, Cr Dominic King, said these bipartisan efforts to deliver best management wastewater infrastructure assets to protect the health of the Bellinger and Kalang Rivers was a fantastic outcome for our Shire.

“Our own Community Vision identifies that we all want clean water which is protected and used sustainably which is why we have invested $11 million to protect the regions aquaculture and tourism industries”. Mayor Dominic King

The Honourable Member for Oxley, Melinda Pavey, said the NSW Government had invested over $11 million to Bellingen Shire Council for the design and construction of sewage systems in Mylestom, Repton and Raleigh.

The Urunga plant will also be upgraded to provide capacity for the expanded sewerage network, addressing environmental issues relating to on-site systems”. Melinda Pavey MP

Where is the sewer being connected?

The Sewering Coastal Villages Project will connect the sewer to Mylestom, parts of Raleigh and Repton and the Raleigh Industrial Estate, inclusive of the following:

  • Mylestom: 180 residential lots, Surf Club, Shop and Reflections Holiday Park.
  • Repton: 31 residential properties and the Bellingen River Tourist Park.
  • Raleigh: 23 residential lots.
  • Raleigh Industrial: 25 industrial lots with the capacity to connect to an additional 75 industrial lots.

To identify if your property forms part of the Sewering Coastal Villages Project, simply click on the Important Links tab on the right hand side of this page and enter your property address into the search field. N.B: Please be patient once you have entered your property address into the search field, as the search function must process a large volume of data prior to loading the image that will identify your property - this can take approximately 60 seconds.

Fast Facts - The Sewering Coastal Villages Project will:

  • Connect the sewer to approximately 234 residential lots, a small number of commercial properties and up to 100 industrial lots at Raleigh.
  • Capacity to connect the Norco milk factory to the sewer.
  • Connect Repton School to the sewer.
  • Connect Mylestom Hall to the sewer.
  • Install 20.5 kilometres of sewer mains.
  • Install a pump station at the southern end of Mylestom.
  • Upgrade the Yellow Rock Pump Station.
  • Double the capacity of the Urunga Sewerage Treatment Plant.
  • Provide recycled water for new residential sub-divisions in Urunga.
  • Install upgraded ultra filtration, chlorination and UV treatments at the Urunga Sewerage Treatment Plant.

Where can I find more information?

There is more information available on the project in the Sewering Coastal Villages "Project Information Booklet" that can be found in the "Documents" section on the right hand side of this page.

What is a pressure sewer system?

Low pressure sewer systems convey wastewater from your home to the regional wastewater treatment facility. Unlike gravity connection, they use a small pump station located at each house to move wastewater through the transmission system.

Why is the sewer being connected?

The Bellinger and Kalang Rivers have been closed on numerous occasions due to repeated instances of faecal contamination.

These closures, which have impacted on public health and the health of our rivers, wetlands, oyster farms and local businesses, can largely be attributed to failing septic tanks within the project area.

That is why it is important to connect the sewer to properties identified by the Sewering Coastal Villages Project to prevent further instances of faecal contamination.

There are currently 246 on-site sewage management or septic systems within the project area and 105 of theses systems have been as high risk during previous Council inspections.

When will the sewer be connected?

The staged delivery of the Sewering Coastal Villages Project will commence in 2021 and it is anticipated, subject to site constraints and weather, to be completed by 2022.

Who is paying for the Sewering Coastal Villages Project?

Bellingen Shire Council in partnership with the NSW Government is investing $22 million to deliver the Sewering Coastal Villages Project.

Will land owners have to pay for the sewer to be connected to their property?

  • Residential Properties: there will be no connection cost if the new grinder pump is to be located adjacent to the decommissioned septic system
  • Commercial Premises: if the property uses less than 20 kilolitres of water per day the owner of the Commercial Premises will be charged 25% of the connection cost. Commercial Premises using more that 20 kilolitres per day will be charged the full connection cost.
  • New Developments: New Developments will be charged the full connection costs for internal infrastructure and their usage component of external infrastructure (similar to Section 64 Charges).

How can I stay up to date?

Simply, go to the "Stay Informed" section on the right hand side of this page and click "Subscribe" to register your email address and automatically receive project updates as project updates become available.