Lithgow City Council are closing in on the completion of the trunk infrastructure to support the Portland Foundations water supply
The New South Wales Government has funded a $1.5 million project via the Resources for Regions Round 7 to provide the Portland Foundations site with a new water trunk main for servicing future development as well as the installation of 2.5 kilometres of water reticulation in the East Portland area.
The project was identified by Lithgow City Council and the New South Wales Government as a project that could deliver a number of beneficial outcomes to the Portland community. It will assist re-development of the historical Foundations site. Also, the works will increase water pressure and flow to the broader Portland community through improvements to the reticulation system.
Lithgow Mayor, Maree Statham, and the Local Member and Deputy Premier, Paul Toole, visited the Foundations site to acknowledge completion of that part of the project.
Mayor Statham said, “Lithgow City Council thanks the New South Wales Government for its funding and support of projects such as these which open up new and exciting opportunities and upgrade aging systems and legacy infrastructure.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole said this significant contribution means the town of Portland can increase its population sustainably into the future and there will be adequate water supply.
“The ability to grow the population will encourage business expansion and that’s going to flow on to an economic boost for the entire Central West region,” he said.
“The NSW Government is proud to support important projects like this one which address infrastructure constraints in regional NSW. That’s why we have invested programs like Regions for Resources fund.”