Snowy Monaro Regional Council has provided an update on the progress of its Bombala Wastewater Treatment Plant project, with a series of major upgrades completed over the last 18 months.

The project has been supported by grant funding from the NSW Government to bring wastewater management in the region up to a modern and sustainable standard – including a brand new Bombala Wastewater Treatment Plant.

These works are ushering in a new era of reliability, and once they are complete, it will be at least a decade before any further upgrade work is required, according to the Council. 

Since works began last year, the Council has spent nearly $2 million on sewer relining in Bombala, with another $800,000 still to be spent before the end of the year. All 22.7km of the sewer network has been inspected in the town, with 75 per cent (16.6km) replaced so far. 

The Snowy Monaro Region’s 250km sewer main network can be broken down as follows: 

  • Jindabyne – 73km, including East Jindabyne (and Tyrolean)
  • Cooma – 105km
  • Bombala – 22.7km
  • Nimmitabel – 8.3km
  • Adaminaby – 5.7km
  • Berridale – 16.9km
  • Kalkite – 3.8km

In addition to the works in Bombala, there will also be a CCTV inspection and condition assessment of sewer and wastewater infrastructure in Adaminaby, Nimmitabel, Berridale and Kalkite.

The results from these investigations and condition assessments will allow the Council to appropriately prioritise the next lot of relining and upgrades in these towns and villages.


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