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NSW Government invests $130M towards water treatment expansion

With Sydney’s north-west set to expand by 29,000 residential dwellings, the NSW Government has announced plans to invest $130 million to expand water treatment and supplies in the area.

The North West Priority Growth Centre – including Riverstone, Vineyard, Schofields, Rouse Hill, Kellyville, Marsden Park and Colebee – is set to receive a raft of water treatment expansions and upgrades to prepare for demand.

The Riverstone Wastewater Treatment Plant at Vineyard is being expanded and upgraded, while the Rouse Hill and Castle Hill Water Recycling Plants will be expanded.

NSW Energy and Utilities Minister Don Harwin told the Daily Telegraph that the projects planned for the next four years will help prepare for Sydney’s growth.

“One of our government’s key focuses is making housing more affordable. But, it is more than bricks and mortar, it’s also about pipes and water,” he said.

Having recently Visited the Riverstone Wastewater Treatment Plant at Vineyard to view progress, Riverstone NSW Liberal MP Kevin Conolly said the works are a necessary step in developing the area.

“For years, housing land in the North West was held up by lack of infrastructure, especially wastewater,” Conolly said.

“This government has stepped in to meet that need and land supply is growing as a result.”

Sydney Water said it intends to spend a total of $918 million to service the new dwellings in NSW.

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