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Community Wastewater Management Schemes (CWMS) - Funding Announcement - Circular 17.1

To Chief Executive Officer
Elected Members
Finance and Accounting Staff
Information - Engineering Staff
Policy and Strategic Planning Staff
Date 26 April 2017
Contact Vicky Newton
Response Required No
Summary The State Government has committed to investing more than $47 million over the next 10 years to extend the Community Wastewater Management System (CWMS) Funding Agreement to support the installation of essential infrastructure in regional towns.

Local Government currently operates 172 Community Wastewater Management Systems in 45 councils and authorities across the State.

A review of the Funding Agreement conducted last year concluded the CWMS program was recognised as an outstanding success by industry participants, State agencies and local councils.

A highlight from last weeks’ Council Best Practice Showcase and LGA Ordinary General Meeting was the announcement by Minister for Regional Development, Hon Geoff Brock of the $47 million, 10 year extension to the state/local government Community Wastewater Management Schemes (CWMS) subsidy funding partnership.

This is a terrific outcome for our communities continuing the construction of much needed of community waste water management schemes in rural and remote communities throughout the state. CWMS projects have been well recognised for their ability to generate much needed regional employment through the construction phase and can open up new economic opportunities for these communities once completed.

The CWMS Management Committee will now work towards finalising the agreement and then a priority project listing. Further information will be provided once these key tasks have been completed.

If you have any queries, please contact Andrew Haste, Chair CWMS Management Committee via email, or phone 8224 2073.

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