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Earthworks on Gundagai’s new sewerage treatment plant has progressed with the installation of a large embankment constructed to house the sewerage treatment plant buildings. The embankment has been built by Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council employees to a height 200mm above the 100 year flood level to ensure the buildings are safe from the impact of flood in the future.

Soil from the Gundagai main street rejuvenation project has been recycled to allow the pad to be constructed.

CGRC Deputy General Manager and Director of Asset Management Mr Phil McMurray said the sewerage treatment plant project is progressing well.

“During the earthworks stage, we have utilised Council resources and labour available, constructing haul roads and ensuring the area is a ready as it can be for the construction of the actual plant. We are waiting on final design and plans before building can commence,” Mr McMurray said.

The replacement of the treatment works is being made possible with funds from the Australian Federal Government, the NSW State Government and Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council.