Wyee sewer scheme to be expanded
1st June 2018
Member for Lake Macquarie Greg Piper has today joined State Minister for Energy and Utilities Don Harwin to formally announce an expansion of the Wyee sewer connection project which will accommodate future growth of the township.
The scheme originally included sewer connections for 400 homes and businesses with the capacity to cater for 1000 properties. Following community feedback and updated growth forecasts, the scheme will now be expanded to accommodate an additional 2750 homes in future residential subdivisions.
The new scheme represents a $36m State Government investment, up from the original investment of $26m.
Mr Piper said he was pleased the project will now accommodate future growth at Wyee and thanked Minister Harwin for the government’s foresight and investment.
“This money is in the Budget and planning is now well under way,” Mr Piper said.
“While this will bring enormous benefits to the existing residents and businesses at Wyee, I also believe it will kick start a new era for the town with new residential and business investment. We’re already seeing that, with Wyee Nursery expanding its operations and the small shopping village also slated for expansion.”
Richard Owens, who owns the existing Wyee Shopping Village, said he has plans to double the size of the supermarket, pharmacy and medical centre and recently purchased additional land to accommodate that planned growth.
“Wyee can really only expand if proper sewer facilities are provided for the community,” he said.
“My company is planning the future of the centre around the growth of Wyee to provide appropriate facilities, so I certainly understand the importance of this project.”
Hunter Water has made significant progress on the detailed design and environmental assessments for the new sewer system.
Mr Piper has also held a number of community information nights to keep residents updated on the project’s status. Construction work should start in the middle of next year, with the system ready for connection to residential homes by the end of 2020.