The Northern Beaches Council is investigating the feasibility of delivering Sydney mains pressurised potable water and the removal of wastewater (sewerage) from Scotland Island. The study is currently available for public exhibition and it assessed:

  • the environmental impacts of both building and not building a water and/or wastewater scheme,
  • the options for delivering water and collecting and treating wastewater,
  • the case for the NSW Government to invest in a scheme.

Council is seeking feedback from the community on the proposed options and the associated costs. Costs incurred would be for the connection of the house (trench/pipers) to the water and wastewater systems on the property boundary and upgrading the required associated house plumbing. It is approximated to be a cost of about $12,500 per household and possibly $39,500 if not taken up in the first two years. Other costs include water services charge (water rates), power for pumps (although power will be minimised from any existing pumps), property valuation (which can affect council rates) and possible remediation/removal of existing water tanks/septic systems.

To view the feasibility study, please click here. You are able to make comments online through this link also.

Council will be conducting 4 drop-in sessions over two days next week to discuss the study and its implications and to receive feedback. These sessions will take place:

  • Thursday 15th October: Tennis Court Wharf ~ 3:30 – 4:50pm
  • Thursday 15th October: Church Point Store ~ 5:15 – 6:30pm
  • Saturday 17th October: Church Point Store ~ 9:00 – 10:30am
  • Saturday 17th October: SI Fireshed ~ 10:45am – 12:00pm

For more information, please contact Ruby Ardern, Northern Beaches Council on 1300 434 434.

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