Adaminaby Sewage Treatment Plant Completed

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By Steve Whan

20 October 2023

Rose Jackson
Minister for Water, Minister for Housing, Minister for Homelessness, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Youth, Minister for North Coast

Steve Whan
Minister for Skills, TAFE and Tertiary Education
Member for Monaro

Media Release

Friday, 20 October 2023
Adaminaby residents now have access to world-class sewerage services thank to an $11.5 million joint investment from the NSW Government ($3.35 million) and Snowy Monaro Regional Council ($8.15 million).

The new bio-reactor plant harnesses the latest technology to bring the town's wastewater system into the 21st century replacing the old sewage treatment plant which was built back in 1956.

The facility has also more than doubled the town's capacity to treat wastewater, able to treat 184 kilolitres per day to support 830 people so that it can service residents, businesses and visitors for at least the next 50 years.

Minister for water Rose Jackson said:

"This is a major step forward for Adaminaby, the new sewage treatment plant is a magnificent upgrade from the ageing infrastructure the town had been reliant on since it was first built in the 1950s.

"We know the Snowy Mountains are an environmentally sensitive area so it's crucial that we deliver infrastructure upgrades like this to ensure they have the facilities needed to deliver high quality wastewater treatment

"The brand new plant is a first-class sewerage system that will support the town as it continues to grow."

Memeber for Monaro Steve Whan said:

"Adaminaby has a strong future and as road link to Canberra improve I expect it will be an even more desirable place for a more relaxed country lifestyle.

"Water and sewerage infrastructure are critical for communities, I was delighted to secure a clean water supply for Adaminaby last time I was local member and pleased to be here again for the completion of this project.

"We know how important moder wastewater services are to local communities and I'm thrilled that with funds always tight for regional councils, it has been great to see local and state government working collaboratively to achieve this great outcome for Adaminaby."

Snowy Monaro Regional Council Mayor Chris Hanna said:

"This project is an essential upgrade of a vital community facility, whilst also supporting local jobs.

"Since construction got underway in June 2021, we've had to overcome many challenges including COVID-19, building materials shortage and unprecedented wet weather, so to now be on the home stretch is very exciting.

"The project has involved up to 40 full-time employees and engaged up to 15 different contractors which is a massive win for local businesses."