Snowy River Shire Council (SRSC) will host an official opening ceremony on Tuesday for three important infrastructure works recently completed.
Upgrades and renewals to Jindabyne's Sewerage Treatment Plant, Jindabyne Sewerage Pump Station and the Tyrolean Pump Station have now been completed after 18 months of construction. The building of the three projects began in January 2012 at a total cost of $3.8 million and was fully funded by Snowy River Shire Council.
General manager Joseph Vescio said, "These works were deemed necessary due to aging infrastructure and should now provide Jindabyne
residents with more efficient facilities which will help cope in the winter months when we have the high influx of visitors. These major works are not necessarily seen by the community but are essential to the smooth running of our infrastructure needs".
The required works were due to various issues such as compliance with some pollutant levels, emergency storage capacity and proximity to the lake.
The works were discussed and decided upon by the collaborative regulators: Environment Protection Authority, Public Works Department, NSW Office of Water and SRSC.
It was decided that only issues that affected the effluent quality would be addressed as a priority, at this stage.
"Unfortunately, due to costs we couldn't do everything that we would have liked to have done but in conjunction with the NSW government regulators the work undertaken was assessed as essential," Mr Vescio said.
The mayor, Cr John Cahill, will officially open the facilities, with staff providing a tour of the plant upgrades and facilities.
The ceremony commences at 12.30pm onsite at the Jindabyne Sewerage Pump Station, behind the Jindabyne Bowling Club across from Banjo Paterson Park.
Members of our community are welcome to attend.