Sewerage structure underway

WORK has begun on a long-awaited new $7.1 million sewerage scheme for Broadwater.

Richmond Valley Council awarded the contract to construct the scheme to Ledonne Constructions in July and initial works have now been completed.

They involved inspecting and auditing every property in Broadwater and North Woodburn identified for connection. Minor clearing of vegetation along the western side of the Broadwater-Evans Head Rd has also commenced in preparation for the construction of a "sewerage rising main" from Broadwater to the Evans Head Sewage Treatment Plant.

"It is pleasing to see the commencement of the works given that the scheme has been planned for a number of years," Richmond Valley Council director of works Gary Murphy said.

The NSW State Government contributed about $1.1 million towards the cost of constructing the scheme with the balance being funded by the Richmond Valley Council.

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